Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Testing The Waters - Camping 2014

You might remember way back to 2008 when Team T-Lo went camping. T-Lo because miss Laney wasn't born yet.

What? You don't remember every little detail about our lives?!


Good thing I posted about it, so we can all have a look see.

At the end of that post I wrote: "We'll try again with the whole camping thing once we can muster up a spare reserve of energy!"

So... we finally mustered up that spare reserve of energy and took the kids camping again. It only took ... ummmm... 6 years.

We went last weekend.

We went to St. Malo and only booked for one night. We learned our lesson from that last time 6 years ago when Logan stayed up super late and then woke up at 6:00 am. We figured we'd be exhausted the next day if two kids pulled that stunt.

Same tent in the background.

The kids thought it was really fun to hang out in their pajamas near the campfire.

I relaxed and crocheted.

Terry chopped wood, started fires, cooked meat and pitched a tent. Very manly stuff.

A Selfie. Just because.

Nice fire behind me.

It's hard to make out in this photo, but I insisted on getting one more crochet row done before total darkness. Logan was very helpful by using his light stick to light my work.

Lane seemed to know when she was tired and headed off to lay down at about 9:30. She then was woken up a couple of times and got up to see what was happening. The kids and I finally went to bed at 11:30. A super late night for two very excited kids.

But the amazing thing? They slept in until 7:30! Woo!

And we went to the beach before anyone was there and had a nice swim.

I know that some of you may have heard that someone drowned at this very beach on Saturday - the same day this photo was taken. We were not there at the time. We played at the beach until noon and then went paddle boating. Then we had lunch at the concession and went back to our campsite to pack up for check out at 3:00.

A little bit of sadness to the weekend that we actually didn't hear about until we got home.

All in all though, it was a really good trip. Makes me kinda wish that we'd tried it sooner this summer so that we could have spent more weekends out there.

Oh well. Next year we'll be camping a lot for sure!

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