Saturday, August 24, 2013

1st Time "Official" Camping

Ruby has been begging to go camping for some time now. We went camping in KOA cabins a year or so ago, but she said that was not real camping. Eric and I are not big fans of camping so we were not too excited to purchase and plan a tent camping trip. Ruby told us that she was an abused and neglected child because ALL her friends go camping with their parents. We explained that we like "camping" in a big ship in the Caribbean... she did not find that funny.

 The last time the girls got their teeth cleaned at the dentist, the hygienist came up to me and told me how much Ruby wanted to go camping. Then she gave me a little speech about how good camping is for kids and she suggested some great places to camp nearby. This was the moment I realized we needed to take Ruby camping soon or we would be paying for her therapy. So we planned a camping trip with our good friends the P family.

Other then a tent and sleeping bags we have no camping supplies so we stopped by Phil's Frosties for dinner on the way to the camp site. 

It took us a little time, but we got the tent up without any drama.

We actually had a blast camping , except for baby in a tent with no crib. I was told it was too cold to have Keets in a pack n play, he needed to be in a sleeping bag to stay warm. I was worried all night that he was either going to suffocate or freeze to death so I could not sleep. Every time he moved I had to check on him. It was a very long night. I felt so relieved when the sun started coming up because the end was in sight.

The 6 girls were in a tent next to us. They did not want to fall asleep at night then in the morning they did not want to wake up. Once they couldn't ignore my singing and walking on them, they woke up but would not get out of their bags because it was "too cold".

The P family (hard core campers) came with all their gear and cooked a gourmet breakfast burritos for everyone.

Then we all headed to the Rogue for a day of rafting.
I always love rafting, even with no sleep.

There were three families rafting in 2 1/2 boats. We love everyone that was there but I have to say some of the adults (the ones that are camping masters) were rafting woosies.  As soon as the squirt guns cam out they paddled as fast as they could and we did not see them until the end of the ride. 

1 comment:

Greg said...

Camping is great. Glad to see that you had fun.

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