We went on our annual trip to Bon Echo last week. We rarely stay over the weekend because the crowds get a little intense – so we opted for a Tuesday-Saturday trip instead. Of course, I got home at 9pm on Monday night, so a quick switch of my traveling clothes and packing up the camping gear and boom, it was off to camping on Tuesday! Luckily I have some set camping clothes (i.e. nothing Lululemon or Oiselle) so I had many things ready to pack before I left for Windsor.
Nothing too big to report on this year’s camping trip. Max loved it of course. This was the first camping trip that he did not use the Pack and Play for his bed. He had his own air mattress. Of course, he didn’t like that, so he found a spot on ours. Therefore P and I took turns sleeping on the little kid mattress, which was a tad bit short for us. Oh well! Max did not nap the first day, but napped all the other days. He really likes his sleeping bag, so he had some good sleeps.
For Food we had: burgers, fajitas, steak and camp food (dehydrated pasta – gluten free pasta too!). We had bacon and eggs or pancakes for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch. I think I did a much better job packing for food this year. I had just enough food and did not pack a bunch of emergency supplies. It worked out well! I try to stick to easy camp foods – easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy to clean up. We also munched on some marshmallows and went for ice cream!
Max was pretty good camping. But he was also a little crazy. He gave Mom a few heart attacks by going way too close to the fire, and then playing with the fire. He also thought it was great fun to go on walks by himself to try and play with the other kids. The funniest was him on his little push bike. He has one of those bikes with no pedals (helps with balance). It was a hit with many people at the site. One camping group filled with 20-something year old girls came up and were all “little dude!!! That is the coolest bike ever!!”. Pretty funny! What was not as funny, was that Max wanted to go down all the hills and “go fast”. Another heart attack for Mom and some impromptu speed work?
I read a book and just chilled. Camping can be a lot of work for a vacation! Especially with a toddler. I’m not going to lie – to speed things up when we got home and to prevent Max from “helping” we turned on Fireman Sam for an hour 🙂