We knew we were going to find time to go camping at some point during the summer, and this past weekend the weather provided us with the opportunity to do so. Living in the Pacific Northwest camping can be quite rainy, and with small children it’s best to go during the dry months. There are a lot of fires up near Mt Hood so we decided to go the other direction toward the coast. We headed out towards to the coast and decided to set up camp at the Spruce Run Campground which is about 25 miles outside of Seaside, Oregon. Our first night we made dinner, set up camp and made classic smores.
The next morning we woke up to a very cool morning but it was nice spending alone time with Del and making a fire. We had no distractions, nothing but just us. We even boiled water over the fire to make coffee. Â And meals were interesting but I ended up making some pretty good campfire food.
Our campsite was right on the river and there was also a stream that let out down by the river. We decided after breakfast that we would go exploring.
Then it was time to play in the creek!!
Brooklin and I went back to camp to get a little rest.
While Daddy and Kaila floated down the river.
We met back up with daddy and sissy for a little playtime before they went back to floating down the river.
We kept ourselves busy while they had fun.
I’m not the type of person that despises camping, in fact I love campfire cooking and living. I do think with kids camping is a little harder because they’re not the ones used to living on the ground. It’s a a great lesson for them and at least at this age I wouldn’t do more than a weekend for now.
We walked to get drinking water and had to work to get the water out.
We walked to get firewood.
This was my one serving dish.
Our meal looked like this.
But the views looked like this.The same river the had just hours before been going down.
We ended our wonderful trip with some of these.
Do you and your family enjoy camping? I’ve decided that we need a few more camping supplies for next year.