Sunday, March 21, 2010

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A One Day Camping Trip!

This weekend my parents decided to go on a camping trip. Of course they invited us to go, which we debated on for awhile. You see, last summer we went camping with them and it didn't quite turn out as planned. We ended up staying in their extra trailer which was nice, but we froze to death, our son woke up screaming at 3am and we couldn't calm him down. We then packed our car and left, only to return in the morning and enjoyed the rest of the trip. So this time around, we thought back to our last camping trip and got a little nervous and decided to skip out on the first night an join everyone up there on Saturday.

I am very happy with the decision we made. Our son was able to get a full night's rest on Friday evening which lead us to have a great Saturday outing. This particular camping trip was at Lake Skinner in Temecula,CA. It took us a little over an hour to get there, which wasn't as long as it seems. We packed some snacks and some toys so no one got bored on the trip. Thank God for Uncrustables!!

When we got there everyone was hanging out at the picnic benches outside and Logan was so happy to be able to get out and play with his cousins. The kid had so much excitement in him it was crazy. He played and played and ran and played and ate lots and lots of junk food. He didn't even take a nap, though I could tell he was fighting it off with every ounce of his being. At Lake Skinner camp grounds there is a nice sized playground located between the 2 camp grounds. There is also a lake (for fishing not swimming), which is a tiny hike away from the campsite. The only problem is, there is not a lot of space to hang out.

After a trip to the park and a game of chase on the grassy field area, we went back to the site for hamburgers and hot dogs. Then followed up with some smores. I am on a diet, but I could not help myself. I love the way they taste!! Then we sat by the campfire a little while before it was time to head home. My sister starting telling her little ones it was time to get their pj's on, so I know it was every one's time to settle down.

It was 8 O'clock before we started to head home. I could not believe how tired I was, it felt like it was much later. In fact, our son was asleep before we were even out of the campground, I knew he was tired. Seeing as my hubby and I are HUGE Starbucks fanatics, we had to stop and get something for the trip home. I tried their new Cherry Mocha Frappuccino. It was very very good. And I am not usually a frappuccino fan, but at that moment it sounded delightful, and it was. We arrived home about an hour or so later and put Logan to bed without even putting his jammies on. Once he was asleep, I lied down "just for a sec" I told my husband, but I ended up passing out until this morning. All in all, it was a great trip. I sometimes get a little stressed with the campfire, and the hot grill and so many other things going on. But it's at the end of the day when I look back and can only remember the fun parts. Maybe next time we'll try to do an all nighter again.

We'll see!


Cheryl said...

I am glad you had fun. The kids were all so cute and so excited. We will have to do it again soon.

Debi said...

I think it's commendable that you got out there and gave it your best in spite of your last experience. Hang in there -- you'll be overnight campers before you know it! If it's any consolation, my kids are 5 and almost 2 and we have yet to go at all!

American Mom said...

This sounds great! We went tent camping with our then 1 year old at Yosemite last summer. Um... fun, but he was *just* walking so that part was a nightmare because he was stumbling over everything. I can't wait to camp again, but I know how you feel... next time we will definitely do a comfortable trailer or RV. Thanks for sharing!

Zeemaid said...

looks like you all had a great time!! Smart move on making it a day trip only!

Emily said...

1. Uncrustable are sooooo good! 2. I've been wanting to try the Cherry drink at Starbucks but wasn't sure how it would taste, good to know it's yummy. 3. Glad you had the smore...nobody should ever resist a smore! LOL

Glad you had a good time! :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this sounds super fun. i think i went camping at that lake when i was young. it was grand! your boy is presh... so stinkin cute. and yay for fraps! i might need to try that one sometime.

Maman A Droit said...

Sounds like a blast! I'll definitely have to take Baby camping sometime when he's older. And I think diets don't apply while camping- 'cause camping burns extra calories, right? Lol.

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