Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A First Campout

Only a few weeks back, S, LM and I took off to Eisenhower State Park for an overnight camping adventure. This was the first time S and I had been camping in at least ten years, and the first time LM went camping ever. S dug out our camping equipment, and surprisingly, most of it still worked! We had a few surprises, but all in all, S did a great job of quickly putting together a camp site. We had a fun time. Here are some photos:

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LM was a big help in putting up the site with S.

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We did not cook over the fire, except for s'mores. 
But, of course, we did cook outside!

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Mmmm...smores!

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Oh - and we had Bearrific with us that weekend.

Bearrific is a stuffed animal that goes home with a different child in LM's class each week, then they can write up a page about their adventures. Of course, LM's adventure page was all about camping!

All things considered, we slept pretty well. Those things were - it was cold, but we were definitely warm; we (all three) slept on a double bed sized mattress that slowly lost air all night; I am pregnant and had to go to the bathroom at 3am. I think LM slept uninterrupted all night!

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And, in the morning, I could still make my coffee.
So all was alright with the universe. Ahem.

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We cooked breakfast in our electric skillet again...bacon!

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And "camping donuts" - canned biscuit dough, deep-fried.
And then dredged through powdered sugar. They were a hit with the boys.

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S taught LM a bit about fire safety and how to keep a fire going.

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Bearrific enjoyed sitting fireside as well.

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After breakfast was all cleaned up and the fire died down a bit, we took a "hike" down to the water.

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I'm in love with this one.

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After our hike, we packed everything back up and headed back home.
Just a quick overnight for our first camping trip.

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We'll do it again. It was fun!

See you soon.

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