We had an absolute blast camping with our friends this weekend. The Girls are dirt magnets and most pictures of them are of them covered in something like dirt or sand. Luckily my good friend and their godmother took some pictures that are more than worth sharing.
Our fun got started after everybody had their camp set up, lunch was eaten by all, and the kids picked where they wanted to go. They picked the private beach for the campground. On our way to the beach there was a creek that was irresistible for the little ones.
Amelia was playing around and ran off to show her godmother a pretty green rock she found. I’m sure she probably wanted to bring it home with us but she is used to us staying at State and National Parks so she was pretty comfortable with having to put it back and leave it there for others to enjoy.
My friend took our picture… for my few readers who are not related to me, this is us:
Well the creek was fine and dandy for a while, but there is a whole wide ocean on the other side of that ridge and with 4 little ones that was not to be left unexplored.
Isn’t he awesome for taking the kids down into the surf so I can hang back and chat with my friend???
Annabelle seemed intrigued by the beach and more willing to stay still for pictures than her sister.
But back at camp the kids were just as entertained by a couple of balls, a few toys, and a lot of dirt.
As far as Humbug Mountain State Park in Oregon goes we would gladly come back. The temperature was perfect for water play, the campsites have plenty of shade, it didn’t get too cold at night, and all of the fog you see driving there wouldn’t dare hang around the state park and the private beach. It was sunny and beautiful and we even attempted to get the 4 kids to hike all the way to the top of the mountain… we got halfway before we turned back. It is a 3 mile hike up steep switchbacks… talk about feeling it in my legs today. But after indulging in way too much camping junk food I feel like we worked some of it off.
What are your favorite camping and hiking places?