We went camping this weekend. Brad and his two daughters, Eden and Ainsley and friend, Emily also went with us. We took our sailboat too. We were planning on motoring to one of the islands on the lake. Then, after setting up the campsite, the older kids would get to go sailing with Randy and Brad.
After putting the mast up (this is no easy feat and requires at least 3 men to lift), hooking up cables, and unloading the boat into the water from the trailer, we loaded all of our stuff onto the boat. Finally, everyone was loaded onto the boat and we were ready to start motoring. Randy pulls the cord on the motor…doesn’t sound right. Pulls again…definitely not working right. At this point, Ollie has already had enough and is crying fairly loudly. After a few more attempts of trying to start the motor, we decide to get back off and regroup.
We decide to go ahead and feed our starving children right there on the lawn of the launching area. By this time, I think it was 2:00. Fried chicken and potato salad put everyone in a much better mood. After some deliberating we decide to just find a campground and just camp and ditch the whole sailing idea all together.
The campsite was awesome! It was right on the lake with a picnic area and there were even bathrooms!! Yay! We unloaded all of our gear and set up camp.
Of course, I had to bring some cute vintage sheets for our tent!
The amazing view from our campsite!! Look at those clouds-so pretty!
Kids having fun swimming and goofing off!!
Ollie is such an outdoor kid!! He loved all his daddy time, too!
Eden, Emily, and Wesley snacking it up!
Lots of great food was eaten-kebobs, watermelon, eggs-n-bacon, hobo sandwiches-yum!!
Ainsley fishing and Wesley looking like a fish!
No camping trip is complete without gooey s’mores!! I love those!!
It was a great trip!! Even being sticky and stinky for two days!! Randy and I said before we went that we were gonna keep everything stress-free and keep calm in all situations!! It makes it so much more fun that way! We had some wonderful family time and relaxation! Can’t wait to do it again!! What did you do this weekend? Any adventures with your family? -amy