This past Tuesday we left for a three day camping vacation. I've never done this type of camping before. In the past I've either been pregnant or had a new baby when we've been given the opportunity of going so this was the first that all five of us have gone together. The boys have loved camping with their daddy in the past and where just thrilled to be able to go again. This time we went to the Koomer Ridge campground that was equipped with running water and outhouses. The site we chose had both very close. We arrived at Red River Gorge about lunch time and decided to eat our picnic lunch first. We'd been told that there was a waterfall with a wading pool that would be perfect for the boys that was very close so we went to check it out. "Very close" meant a 3/4 mile hike that was almost all downhill. "Very close" is only if you're not accompanied by a 5, 2/12 year old and carrying a 17lb nine month old. But they were troopers (Stephen slept for probably 45 minutes while we carried him) and we were able to find the place. Unfortunately I didn't pack the boys a towel or change of clothes for that hike because I didn't think we'd have far to go. We hiked another 3/4 mile back up and then drove to choose our campsite. I helped Philip set up while Stephen napped in his pack-n-play and the boys went exploring. We had packed the coleman stove but ended up doing all of our cooking over the campfire. Here are some pictures from the first day.