aelfie (aelfie) wrote,

Notes from This Weekend's Camping Trip

This weekend we went off with Ike's school on a camping trip at New Brighton Beach State Park. To sum up: we learned a lot, and it was soooo totally worth it.

Things to remember for next time
  • Pack the tent
  • Pack breakfast food
  • Don't worry about leaving on time
  • Release the need to be in control 100% of the time
  • Bring containment system for Gray (read:playpen. Joe and my backs are sore after him spending most of the weekend in the backpack)
  • Bring entertainment for the kids i.e. bikes, skates, scooters, balls, toys, etc
  • Bring GAMES!!! Duh!
  • Bring a big stake to stake Charlie to.
  • Remember quarters for the showers
  • Bring a LONG extension cord for blowing up the beds
  • The beds need to be topped off every night
  • Turn the van engine on when blowing up the beds.
  • Pack towels
  • Bring caffeine
  • Bring lighterfluid. Those solid cubes of firestarter suck!!!
  • LOTS of briquettes
  • Bring wood
  • Get sleeping bags that zip together
  • Camping for 3 days requires more than 2 dishtowels. Try a dozen next time
  • Camp chairs for adults would be very nice.
I think that just about covers it. If I think of anything else, I'll come back and add it.
Tags: kids, musings, notes, vacation

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