This was our first time to go camping when it was really and truly cold. There have been other times I thought that I was cold.....but this trip proved that I only thought I was cold those other times. It was 20 degrees one night and 23 the second. That would not have made for a great camping trip except that the days were very nice - somewhere in the high 50's which is perfect hiking weather. And we learned that cold can be remedied if you have the right equipment (which we worked on and will continue to do so).
Camp all set up and ready to go.
Probably the favorite part of camping is the boys getting the privilege to "hack" to their hearts content. This time we invested in a small axe for each of them to have as their own strictly for camping trips (otherwise all trees in our neighborhood would be in danger).
The walk to Ash cave was handicap accessible which meant a really nice paved path - even then, Stephen preferred riding on Darnell's shoulders.
We were able to do almost all of our camp cooking over a fire this time (which I prefer) and that was handy particularly cooking breakfast on those chilly mornings.
Another has been that we keep all digits and appendages.......mommy was the only one hurt on this trip. Lesson learned: Mommy needs to be more careful to follow her own advise.
That was spring break in a nutshell. Now we're back and finishing achievement tests and buckling in to finish the fourth quarter - hard to believe another school year will soon be over.