OH! We went camping! Twice!
Once with some friends to Bastrop State Park and once to Lockhart State Park with just the fam. Let me remind you that camping in TX is A LOT different than camping in CO or WY. You have to reserve campsites weeks in advance and you are practically still in town when you do camp. The boys brought their bikes, and they got plenty dirty. It was fun to camp before the summer heat set in.
The Bastrop camping trip included Matthew smashing his face on a bridge causing a bloody nose and lip. He bounced back just fine for the rest of the trip. Later that day on our hike with friends, we got lost on the trail. We got our hot and crabby kids to the end of a trail, but it was not the intended exit. So Paul and his friend Russell had to backtrack to find our cars and rescue their families.
The day before Memorial Day weekend, I realized there was supposed to be a meteor shower. I really wanted to see it, so I scoured the internet to find a campsite. Lucky for us I found one last site at Lockhart State Park. I got the car all packed up, including dog and boys, and picked Paul up from work (I was pretty proud of myself). Right after we got to the campsite, Seth rode his bike downhill straight into a tree! We continued the grand tradition of kid smashing while camping.That night we stayed up for quite a while craning our necks to the sky. I did see one falling star, so I can't say the trip was a complete waste, but it was a kind of a let down. Matthew swears he saw one too so he was pretty excited.
|I always wondered what these little doors were supposed to be used for. Now I know.
|Hiking in the mud.
|Flying paper airplanes (made courtesy of Dad)