Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'm so excited to be starting up a blog on camping with children! My husband and I have always loved camping and getting into nature. We were avid outdoorsmen (and women) before having children. Once our first child came though, we were unsure of how it would change camping. We ended up taking a few years off from our adventures because we weren't sure of the best ways to make it work. But now, three children later and living in an area much more conducive to camping (we lived in the Dallas area before; it was always too hot or too cold for camping it seemed - especially with small children), we've decided to take the plunge and get back into camping. We attempted our first camping trip to First Landing State park in Virginia Beach last summer when our youngest was only 6 months old and it went so well we weren't sure what we had been afraid of the entire time(more on that in the next blog post)! With that first experience under our belts we are now ready to jump in full force. We have three trips planned so far this year: a spring trip to Huntington Beach State Park, an early summer trip to Stone Mountain, and a Labor Day weekend trip to Linville, NC (aka Grandfather Mountain). More trips may be added as the camping season progresses. Our spring trip is scheduled for Easter weekend, so stay tuned for recipes and activity ideas as we get ready to head south in just a few short weeks!