We shyed away from going last year, as I had a new baby and just really wasn't up for it.
We thought this year would be our year. With two kids in tow this time around, we were excited. Nugget was excited. And dude is just a happy camper (no pun intended) all the time, so we thought it'd be great. That the kids would go with the flow. And they mostly did.
We chose to go to Rice Lake State Park, about an hour away from our home. A new park to explore, yet close enough to home if things didn't go as planned.
Nugget was super happy to be there. She had a little extra pep in her step and had such enthusiasm for gathering sticks, collecting rocks, spying critters, you name it. She even made up her own little rendition of We're Going Camping Tonight. Quite adorable, if I do say so myself.
So although we're glad we went and had the expereince, Nick and I are in agreement that we pretty much scratched our camping with kids itch for the next several years. It's a shame.
But if we do decided to camp in the forseeable future, it won't be any further from home than our backyard. That sounds fun too. We shall see.