Though our love of state parks, hiking, fishing, and picnicking is well-documented, we had never actually taken the kids overnight camping. We remedied that last weekend!
We picked a favorite day trip spot, Victoria Bryant State Park. Favored for it's great picnic sites and fun shoals, the camping area did not disappoint! It was a pretty posh set up as far as tent camping. A raised platform with a roof, water, electric outlets, and a fire pit with a grate for cooking. Not exactly primitive, but a great way to ease into overnight camping. Fun, fun, fun!!! You too can think camping is "fun x 3!!!" when you have someone else who hauls all the junk from the van to the camp site, sets up the tent, makes the fire, puts bait on the fishing hooks, and does all the other grunt work. If you can get him, I highly recommend Jonathan Cliff as your personal camp-set-up man.
|fire = endless entertainment|
|Looking so cute and grown-up...even while grimy from camp-fun.|
|The boys brought me a wildflower bouquet picked on their hike. Bee-you-ti-ful.|
I have never desired to go camping, but this raised platform, electrical outlet set-up is something I can get behind in order to make family memories! Seriously, it looks like a lot of fun!
I would do that kind of camping! Especially if I didn't have to haul stuff, set up the tent, etc. :)
Lauryn looks so big in that picture! Such long legs - lucky duck!
What a fun time!