Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Camping... Attempt 1!

We just spent the best day camping! I have not camped with children EVER. This was to be a brand new experience. If you have ever camped, adding children changes everything.

We decided on Tyler State Park. It was close and easy to get to. For some reason it kind of felt like going home, after all we did spend 4  1/2 years in east Texas.

We chose our campground for proximity to the lake. Just so you know, it does not have proximity to the bathroom. You could hike to the bathrooms (about 5 -8 minutes, hills and all) or drive (about 1 -2 minutes from tent to toilet). We like to live on the edge.

 

This is the view from close to the lake of our campsite. There is a picnic table and grill to the right (left of the picture). Each campsite is well stocked, so really all you need is a tent and some chairs. A small water spigett is off to the side. It is equipped for a hose too!


S taking in all the nature. Well, she was waking up from a nice car ride. I love her little confused, where is the sidewalk look.

 

J took to camping like a fish to water. He unpacked his bag and went to work.

 

S caught on too. As long as we kept feeding her dried cranberries she was happy. Check out the awesome view from our tent! I think I could have stayed for a few days.

 

I did not beg them to sit like this! I love that even with the 4 year age difference they can have fun together.

 

This one is hard to see but she walked up to her brother for a hug. She loves him.

 

This is from day 1. We decided to take a little hike to the other side of the lake, i.e. playground. Which was one of the reasons we chose this location. These kids love playgrounds.




All in all it was a great trip!

Later I will post on How to camp with children :)

1 comment:

Sandy said...

What wonderful family memories y'all are making. Jack looks like the outdoors man type.