Camping. Three children under 5. Two nights in the mountains. Here’s what I’ve learned.
1. Don’t cook a marshmallow on a twig. It won’t work.
5. Don’t try to cook scrambled eggs/bacon as a tin foil breakfast without non-stick spray. (Oops)
1. Reserve a spot. Especially if you’re camping over a holiday weekend. Which we were. (Happy Pioneer Day everyone!)
3. Have more than one way to cook your food. (Good thing we didn’t learn this one the hard way!)
4. Make sure there’s running water nearby – the streams & waterfalls were a highlight.
5. Pack clothes you don’t mind getting trashed.
6. Go exploring! Who knows what you’ll find? We found a log over a stream. My favorite!!! I went first to make sure it was steady, then helped the kids along.
They were so brave! We were happy to tromp around on the other side of the stream.
I know it looks like you could just walk across on the rocks, but you couldn’t really. At least, the kids couldn’t. Not without getting royally wet, which we were hoping to avoid.
Devin’s favorite thing: Playing in the sleeping bags.
Mommy’s favorite thing: Chipmunks. Okay, maybe not my very favorite thing. But they are dang cute and I wanted to post a picture.
Daddy’s favorite thing: Devin was supposed to be going to sleep; Daddy stealthily sneaked up and saw what he was doing through the window of our tent. He had a sock on each hand and was singing a song (about a duck who goes to see a turkey) – and acting it out like his socks were puppets. Sorry we don’t have a picture of it. A camera flash would not have been stealthy.