Glen Arbor, Michigan
D.H. Day Campround
I am going to start off saying I'm not a wimp. I have done my fair share of camping. And even my fair share of backpacking. Before kids Brant and I ended our summers up north. One last trip in August when it was nice and warm. We were ready to jump back into that tradition so we planned a big camping trip for the family. We could handle 4 nights in a tent right? A three year old and one year old...pshhh piece of cake. We've hiked across the entire state of Georgia in 7 days, we can do this.
I wish we would have had a secret camera man to tape all the "highlights" through out the trip....
Grey's uncontrollable urge to run towards the fire, the unexpected cold weather, crawling out of the tent in the morning because every part of your body is not a happy camper, Falon's obvious hatred toward the porta potty, the campsite that was SURROUNDED by poison ivy, the 50 degree nights in our summer tent, the night sleep screaming from Falon in middle of the night.
But those are the time we remember right? In 20 years sitting around the table..hey dad, remember when all 4 of us were squeezed in that tiny shower at the campground and you got soap in your eyes and the water ran out and mom couldn't find more coins to start the shower again....that was sooo funny!!
I could go on but I won't. Because it was fun. It really was. We drank a lot of beer.
Using a camper is still camping right?
hike up crocodile trail
trip into town
running: he's gotten really good at it
hide seek next to our favorite cottage bookstore
heading to the beach
singing his heart out
practice running towards the fire pit
sunset on Lake Michigan
And now visit the uber talented Emily Robinson