Ok, I swear this will be my last post (for a while anyway) on kids and camping. When I’m camping one of my favorite things to do is people watch. This year we had some all-time awesome people watching. We had a group of Japanese tourists that only ate corn for dinner and started their fire with pine needles and lighter fluid, a family brawl across the way, and Ryan Cabrera. He was just one site away from us for three of the days we were there. He was actually pretty quiet. This was fun because we got to say things like, “Stars: They’re just like us! Ryan Cabrera plays Yatzee and sips vodka in Yosemite National Park.”
Yesterday I answered some FAQs about our annual camping trip. Today I’m giving you a tour of our site and how we like to keep things organized and safe plus a few tips and tricks. Remember, I can’t take credit for much (if any) of the campsite organization and set-up. My MIL and FIL (Mimi and Poppy or M&P) handle it all. They’re expert campers as they’ve been doing this for a very long time.
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
- Brady, 2 months, passed out on the beach. Most likely because of too many beers. (Lower right corner.)
- Brady, 14 months, stumbling into the tent. He really like to whoop it up when he’s camping.
- Lyla, 8 months. This is the year we decided to cage her.
- The beach project 2 years ago. One is made annually.
- Lyla, 1 1/2, catching up on the hot goss.
- Brady, 14 months, taking a glow bath.
- Brady, 14 months, playing Indian Poker with dad and poppy.
- Lyla, 1 1/2, doing her chores and having a bad hair day.
- Lyla, 1 1/2 bathing al fresco.
Camping is fun, I swear! The above pics are some of my favorites of the kids over the years. This will be Lyla’s 6th Yosemite trip, Brady’s 4th, and my 12th. I think Nick’s gone every year of his life. The best part about this year is that I don’t have to worry about a pack-n-play or very many diapers. Woohoo!
Our family’s annual trip to Yosemite is just around the corner. It’s a time that kids and adults alike look forward to throughout the year. When I tell people that I tent-camp for a week every year, they are pretty surprised. When I tell them that I’ve been doing it for almost 12 years with my kids when one was eight months and when the other was two months, they are shocked.