Last month we attempted the second camping trip of the spring with some friends. We reserved a campsite at Rocky Creek Park, a Corps of Engineers facility on Lake Benbrook. The campsite was really nice with lots of big trees along a creek feeding into the lake. It was also nice because there is no thru traffic, only people with reserved campsites have access through the locked gate. This was good because the kids could play without worrying about cars.
We got there early in the afternoon and set up camp.
The kids rode their bikes
And we did some fishing
Pretty soon Nathan decided it was more fun to throw rocks, which seriously cut down on our already slim chances at catching a fish.
After fishing, we cooked dinner over the campfire
And had some smores
Jennifer had already been planning to take Nathan home that evening due to the previous middle-of-the-night-sleep-in-the-tent emergencies. So Hannah and I were going to stay with her friend M and her dad J. Shortly after dinner, M started feeling sick, so they decided they wouldn’t be staying overnight. The moms took all the kids home for the evening except Hannah. J and I had been itching to take my new-to-me canoe out for a spin. We took a paddle with Hannah right before sunset and it was really fun! After J went home, Hannah and I thought we would stay the night by ourselves but our neighbors in the nearby campsite starting getting rowdy so we ended up packing it up and driving home. We left shortly after dark. So it turned out to be a big day trip which was still a ton of fun. It would have been even better if I hadn’t packed/unpacked/packed all my camping gear. Note to self: it’s ok to just do day trips with the little ones.