11 April 2014

Family Camping Trip

It's Spring Break! We have been counting down the days for quite a while, and we've enjoyed Eric's time off. He stayed home with the boys on Monday and Tuesday while I worked. On Wednesday we went to a park with a bunch of friends, worked in the yard, and then went camping. 

We failed to bring a hiking backpack, but our little hike up Sunshine Canyon was short. If we had put Felix down he would have tried to pick up every rock he saw. Ike was on the lookout for animals, and we did see a lizard.

 The boys loved the campfire. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and listened to Eric tell stories.

We have two tents. We totally forgot that one of our tents had a broken pole. The tent could stay up without the pole, but it would start to sort of fold in on itself. This is the larger of the two tents, which Eric and I had intended to share, but we needed to use the pack and play in it to help keep it up. When it all boiled down to it Eric slept in that tent with the boys, and I slept by myself in the fully functional tent. We are going on a big road trip this summer and are planning on camping on the way. This was a good practice run for us to see how it would go with two little boys. It certainly wasn't perfect, but it was fun. We'll definitely try it again in a few weeks.

In the morning we woke up around 7:30. Eric put the boys in the car and gave them each a plain bagel. They ate their breakfasts while we loaded up the car. We stopped by our local grocery store to buy donuts on our way home, and we were home before 9. 

Also, Eric and I heard a band of coyote (apparently that's the proper term for a group of them, not "coyotes") howling at the moon. It was pretty cool.

1 comment:

Erin Gong said...

My best memories growing up are of camping. I can't wait to do more of it with our family. Love the idea of donuts on the way home. Camping can't not be good with smores and donuts.