Thursday, August 26, 2010

Five Little Campers

We had a little family adventure last week. We packed up the kids, the dog, two tents (because the Squeak insisted on sleeping in his Ikea tent *inside* our family tent), four sleeping bags, four pillows, four ThermaRest sleeping pads, one Pack & Play, four bags of clothes, fishing gear, life jackets, towels, one cooler, and a whole bunch of snacks and we went camping in the mountains of Idaho for 3 days and 2 nights. We spent the time getting dirty, playing in the freezing cold (ironically-named) "Warm River," hiking, fishing, tubing, eating, and not sleeping. All in all a very successful camping trip!

The area was beautiful (I had my doubts, since the entire 3 1/2 hours it took to get there were not at all...) and the weather was perfect. I don't think a campout would be campout without some rain, and so we enjoyed a hike and getting packed up to leave in the mountain rain one morning.

We have only averaged about one camping trip a year since we've had kids, and this last one not only reminded me why that is, but also inspired me to do it more often. Camping with kids is a lot of work (A LOT), but it was so, so worth it.

1 comment:

diane26 said...

Too Cute! Ryan and I wouldn't be able to do that. He'd insist its fun and I'd sneak out in the dark of the night and get a hotel room.

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