Thursday, August 24, 2017

Backwoods and Backstrokes

Get your dose of family togetherness tonight on Bringing Up Bates (new episode premieres at 9pm ET/8pm CT on UP).

Since Zach has moved out of the house and started a family of his own, he is not able to spend as much time with his nine younger brothers as he once did. Still eager to invest in their lives, he plans a camping trip. He and Jackson, Warden, and Isaiah leave first, and Gil, Bradley, and most of the other boys meet up with them later that evening to join in on the fun.

The first order of business is fishing...

And then making dinner over an open fire. But wait, why are they cooking hotdogs rather than fish? Well, lets just say that the fishing may or may not have gone as planned.

But hey, at least they have a watermelon and a makeshift cutting board! Unfortunately, Zach receives a call from Whitney and must leave to go rescue her from a sticky situation.

While everyone is gathered around the fire later that evening, Gil seizes the opportunity to talk about the things that really matter in life.

Also on tonight's episode, some of the the youngest Bates kids and the oldest Bates grandkids take swimming lessons at a local hotel pool.

Nathan, who has taught several of the kids how to swim, goes along to help.

Photos courtesy of UP


  1. Most of the stories by UpTV are about the Boys doing typical boy Things. It seems they are obsessed with little Judson, Jeb and Bradley. And most photos on your Blog are of boys, too. Don't the girls ever get to do something interesting? Are they not cute enough?

    1. Wow! Lilly and Elly can only post what's given to them to post. They are being good friends by doing this and the Duggar blogs, they don't get to choose what the Bates do for fun, or what gets put on t.v. Maybe you should talk to Up t.v. and the families themselves... I think they do a wonderful job with all of the blogs. And I'm actually surprised that they still do Blogs for either family with all the nasty comments they have to read and sift through on the daily basis! They are friends with these families! If we didn't have these wonderful ladies, we wouldn't have any clue what's going on between seasons with either family. I want to thank both ladies for the long hours they put into all the blogs they do! And for putting up with all the negative comments, so we can keep up with these wonderful families!

    2. You must not see all the episodes.

  2. Me too, thank you Lily and Ellie!!! Thank you for bringing these updates to us.


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