If you didn't already know, AD and I are hardcore campers. For the first four years of our togetherness, we kicked it in a backpacking tent, always in rustic national forest or state park campsites. Almost four years ago, we got our pop-up camper. The only thing that changed with the addition of "Poppy" is that we can accommodate up to three other adults, and the majority of our camping gear lives in her year round, which makes the before and after part of camping much easier, and we therefore go more often--just grab your clothes and food and go! It is truly our home away from home; we have room for all of our camping needs [and more], including the "Oh Sh*t" bag for emergencies. Let me say, though, that our home away from home does not include a generator, air conditioner, TV/DVDs, or even flushable toilets. That's why we go rustic. If you want that stuff, stay home.
|Poppy's first trip [with us] in April 2009--notice there are no leaves on the trees? AD couldn't wait to go|
|Pure Michigan: Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains|
So, how did LG's first camping trip go, you ask? AWESOME. I don't know why we ever had the slightest doubt that he would be anything but a natural camper. He loved it.
|Do you think I could find a toddler-size camping chair when I actually needed one?|
|(eating -- LOVE this face)|
|(hanging -- just to photographically prove that SG and I were there too)|
We're hoping to get to our favorite fall camping spot this month or next.
Since there's a shot of LG and I, and a few of LG and AD, I'm linking this post up to: