Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10 Things I Learned about Camping....

After some friends convinced us, we decided to do our first camping trip as a family. That was in the spring, then all the floods came so we had to cancel. When we packed in August to move, we realized as we moved our new tent, that it was about to be fall and a good time to try camping again! So last month we decided to try it again....

We loaded up and drove to Kentucky. The drive was BEAUTIFUL! We didn't know what to expect. Other than realizing there are a few things we could have used (small broom) and purchased at the camp store an essential item (marshmallows), I think our first trip was great!

Here are the top 10 things I learned about camping:

1. Setting up the tent went well, until we had to move it because it was not in the appropriate spot according to the park ranger. Oops! Here it is in the wrong spot after we put it up.
2. Walking in the woods with sticks is a lot of fun for boys!
3. Little boys can get dirty anywhere
4. All clothing and bedding items smell like camping when you get home. So pack less so there is less laundry at home.
5. Throwing rocks into the Kentucky river provides lots of fun
6. The bigger the stick the better
7. Collecting shells is also fun. Make sure to check pockets before washing said clothes.
8. Mommy can come up with a fun game too, smashing shells on rocks!
9. When the sun starts to go down, shell smashing boys don't feel the temperature change. Thank goodness we did a last minute Walmart purchase of a space heater for the tent. It got down to the 40's at night and was chilly!
10. A sugar high of 6 marshmallows will make Easton run around crazily, lift up random objects to show how strong he is, and talk super fast.

Making family memories fun! Next time we want to bring balls, bikes, and bathing suits (when it's warmer).


lori bunk said...

this made me want to go camping SO BAD!!!! looks like you guys had so much fun!

Shawna said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time. we haven't gone "real" camping in YEARS. Actually we haven't gone camping (sleeping in a tent) since Jordan was like 1 1/2!! Maybe we need to.

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