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Homecoming

Photo of family standing in front of park sign

After a recent deployment to Afghanistan, I couldn't wait to get back to our great State. I returned home in late May and immediately planned a camping trip to Devils Den with my son. We had such a good time that two weeks later, we took my daughter on her first camping trip. We played in the pool, went canoeing on Lake Devil, hiked the Devils Den trail, and rode our bikes on part of Fossil Flats trail. We saw snakes, fish, racoons, and of course mosquitos. We all had a great time and made some memories that will last a lifetime. This was the best homecoming gift ever, to spend time with my kids in a beautiful park like Devils Den!

posted by Michael Francis on 24 Aug 2010