I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but this year, we’ve decided we need to go camping more often – a LOT more often. So this weekend we headed out of town, just the four of us, for a weekend of fresh air.
Our campsite was just a kilometer or so from a farm, so we went to visit the animals and treated the girls to a donkey cart ride. Our little budding zoologist loved feeding carrots to the horses, and petting the donkeys and bunnies.
We also took a hike down to a small pool fed by a hot spring in the middle of the forest. It was such a beautiful spot! The girls loved splashing around, and we loved having a soak in the warm water. We had to tear ourselves away to head back to camp and get a fire started so we could make dinner.
In the morning, after some campfire french toast for breakfast, we headed down to the swollen river to skip stones. I could have spent the entire day there, sitting on the rocks in the sun.
We love camping so much, for so many reasons. We totally disconnect for a day or two – no phones, no computers, no distractions. The kids find ways to entertain themselves with whatever they find around them – rocks, sticks, trees, logs. We spend time together as a family, breathing fresh air, gazing at the night sky. We talk about things we never get a chance to talk about. We just love it. So, here’s to more camping adventures to come!