The camping trip was great! We all had so much fun this weekend.
It started out with a bit of a hiccup with Hubby working late on Friday. I was very upset and I had to pack everything on my own (not that I cannot pack, but I was counting on some help). Anyway, he arrived home and we ran out to get the last few things at the store and then packed Hubby’s car.
Saturday morning we were off bright and early. It really is a lovely camping site. Everything is so absolutely clean and neat. Even the toilets and showers were within my hygiene standards. Honeybear promptly pooed in his pants (twice) when we arrived. It is not something he has done in months and Hubby attributes it to the excitement.
I learned to cook on an open fire. I was very proud that I figured it out (with Hubby’s help). The temperature did drop quite a bit as the sun went down, but we survived it. The three of us in our tent were as warm as we could be and as soon as the sun was up, it was warm again.
We have decided to put off all other camping trips until August. It was a tad too cold for our liking and I do not want Honeybear becoming ill. Instead we will stick with day trips.
We did not catch a single fish, but then, neither did anybody else, so we did not like too bad. We learned a little trick about fishing for carp from the very nice man next to us. There are so many technicalities to fishing. It seems like a whole science. I can cast, but I seem to end up crooked if I listen to Hubby.
All in all, it was a lovely weekend and we are definitely going camping again (in summer).
Some things I learned for camping with a toddler:
- Pack lots of extra clothes because they tend to make a mess. Honeybear was covered in algae and mud.
- Pack warm for winter time because the temperature drops drastically near the water.
- Wake early so you do not miss the sun rising over the water (if you are facing east). The mist off the water in the early morning is amazing to look at. Honeybear was delighted at the sight.
- Get gumboots for the little ones, especially if it is cold, because you cannot keep them out the water.
- Take a few hardy toys that can stand abuse.
- Let the kids run around and try not to scold too much.
- Just have fun and relax.