Monday, October 12, 2009

First Camping Trip!

We took our first camping trip together as a family this past week-end. I am not sure if you can really call it a camping "trip". We drove about 30 minutes away to Jordan Lake, set up camp by 6pm, played in the sand by the lake, sat around the camp fire, slept in a tent under the stars, ate breakfast around a campfire, then left the park by 8am Saturday morning to get home!
Ben and I had been looking at pictures of tents, smores, bears, raccoons, fires, etc in preparation for the big event. So, no matter what you call it, let's just say it was a learning experience.
The weather was the high 70's. Here's a picture of Ben in the tent with all his "friends":We set up our chairs around the fire pit:
Setting up the tent:
It did not rain while we were camping....thank goodness! We forgot the rain tarp thingey, so we improvised:

Beautiful views:

Just relaxing (once I put on the "good" bug spray):

Ben's silly outfit to sleep in. I brought hand-me-down shoes that light up when you walk in them. I thought I was a genius, because when the sun went down, we could always tell where Ben was running:
Not SO genius. Now, he does not want to wear any shoes except the ones with lights.
All in all, we had a wonderful time. Caleb and I did not kill each other while we were there. Ben slept the whole night (but was up at the crack of dawn). Ben went to bed around 8:30ish, so Caleb and I enjoyed our time around the fire. Looks like we may try this again....only this time, we want to go with friends!

1 comment:

LoveLladro said...

I love the idea but I fear the bedtime part! Kudos on doing it!