Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Quick over night Camp-out

For me, summer is not complete without a camping trip. However, since our annual trek to Whiskeytown Lake didn't happening this year, we planned a little camp out for our family. We coerced Heather and Travis to come with us and we were glad that they came.

Since it was just an overnight trip, we tried to keep it as simple as possible and only brought the basics. Also, since the only way to get where we camped was in the Jeep, we didn't have much room to bring anything anyways. =)

We found a great spot to camp up American Fork Canyon and set up for the night. After we set up, we put the tin foil dinners on the coals and took the kids exploring. They spent most of the time hunting for sticks to burn in the fire, which they loved doing. There was also a creek nearby the kids were able to splash around for a while too. It felt so refreshing I almost wished I had brought my swimsuit, too!

After dinner we made smores and Heather made us some delicious pies over the fire. Before long, it got late and our family crammed into our little two-man backpacking tent. We didn't want to bring our big one since it was only for one night. Needless to say, it was cozy! Good thing our kids are small, right?

The next day we woke up to some rain, but it was light and came and went throughout the morning. We had a yummy breakfast and broke camp early (due to the rain). The kids played around some more in the water and after lunch we headed home. I love camping, even if it is for just a night, and can't wait for our next trip.

1 comment:

Tawna said...

Love the picture of Chloe at the camp fire, and the one of Abby after. Looks like fun! If it's warm...camping for a night when I come home next month? Eh? Eh? Yes. YES. Capital yes. :)