But, alas, there were other options! So instead of a week-long camping trip, we opted for a weekend trip to a Minnesota State Park with the subset of the children who were available. Aside from a scary storm on Friday night, we had a great time exploring Nerstrand Big Woods and we have the pictures to prove it.
Marcus trying to start a fire without matches. Didn't go to well :-)
Going camping in our family ALWAYS involves taking a hike! Thankfully there were NO mosquitoes, as in NONE! Beautiful place to hike, btw.
Hiking also requires the mandatory picture of the kids.
While I was snug in my sleeping bag last night, Chris & Aidan took a dark and scary hike to the waterfall to take cool nighttime pictures of the falls.
Swinging was on the agenda today.
As was a long jump competition.
And another visit to the falls during daylight hours.
We came home tired and smelly, but we had a great time. After being away from home three weekends in a row, I am prepared to stay home next weekend......and then it's off to Dixon :-)