|Our camp set up.|
|Jack set up his trusty hammock. His Eagle Scout knot tying skills don't disappoint!|
Now that we have our new car, we had plenty of space in the back to really jam pack it full of the comforts of home--I brought a fouton mattress, a hide-a-bed mattress, the tent, blankets, food, folding chairs...the works! I love camping, but if I'm going to go, I might as well be comfortable, right? It's like our very own hotel out in the wilderness (maybe we'll start referring to camping as staying in the wilderness hotel).
|Going for a walk to the park after dinner.|
Sometimes we go all wild and crazy while camping--going fishing, swimming or on looooong canoe trips, but this time, we kept it simple. After setting up camp, we had a hot meal and meandered around to go play at the parks and stretch our legs. Temperature-wise, the weather was perfect but since it had just rained buckets (or leeches, haha), it was a bit soggy in spots. We did our best to avoid stepping in the mud, but...
|Daddy pushing them around on the tire swing.|
...Kate took a running jump...
|Why so sad, Kate?|
...and fell right in the mud.
|Cold and wet.|
|Cold and wet, too.|
...she slipped and fell, too. Almost half of us retreated back to the tent with soggy, wet hind ends.
|Everyone get a good night's rest?|
|Waiting for dinner to cook.|