We went camping with 8 or so other families in a beautiful spot just 30 minutes away from home. Kate and Brynn were very excited for their very first ever camping trip. We were sorry to leave Brandon home--he was on-call. But, we were glad to leave Cannon and Adrie home where they wouldn't be tempted by the many water hazards and campfire dangers.
We might have seemed a little pathetic sleeping in our van and eating Lunchables around the campfire but for us it was adventure enough!
What could be better entertainment in the mountains than a stream with a couple of rope swings hanging from the trees? Even I couldn't resist them. In addition to the water fun, the kids enjoyed a nature scavenger hunt, a raft race, geo-caching, fishing, and making hemp-bracelets.
Except for the the terrifying outhouse experiences (which were thankfully few) our girls had the time of their lives. We maybe would even do it again...if I had shower/toilet access...so, I did some research when we got home:
Cost of trailer: $20,000
Cost of truck to pull the trailer: $20,000
I think for $40,000 we could have some pretty nice beach vacations over the years.
Luckily mountain fun is not so far away that we can't return home and sleep in our own beds!
I love you bed!