Yesterday afternoon, one of my girlfriends and I loaded up my minivan with our 4 kids and overnight gear and headed to the coast for a night of yurt camping near Astoria, OR (the town made famous by the film The Goonies). The scenery was gorgeous and the weather was great. It was my first time on this part of the Oregon coast and I am already scheming a way to make it back up there this summer. We spent some time on the beach, saw an old shipwreck, enjoyed the scenery, made s'mores over our campfire and spied several bald eagles.
There were many owies, lots of not listening, lots of laughing, a little puking and not nearly enough sleeping. But, all in all, I would say it was a success. If you arrive home in one piece and don't hate either your children or your friends, than that is a success, right?
Camping with young kids IS a lot of work and isn't exactly relaxing, but it's fun! The kids have a blast and these are the memories that they will take with them into adulthood.
Pin It Now!