I must apologize for being bloggy AWOL for the past week. BadDad and I took the kids on our first camping trip of the season. I had plans to set up blog posts ahead of time so no one would miss me. I also planned to be done with the packing and planning by the day before our trip, and not frantically packing clothes and coolers at the last minute, while my hubby struggled with roof racks and bikes. Maybe next trip it will work out that way.
Even though it's a lot of work, I love camping because of the family togetherness it fosters. There's nothing like setting up and sharing a tent to do that.
We went to Sampson State Park, on Seneca Lake in upstate New York's wine region. It was beautiful! It only rained once. Unfortunately that happened as we slept during the wee hours of our first morning there. Even more unfortunately, we belatedly discovered that someone had left a window open in the tent. When questioned, the kids declared it must have happened last year. Oh, and their father must have done it. On the positive side, everything eventually dried out.
The weather was quite hot while we were there, and perfect for being at the lake. We spent our time going for bike rides, hikes, swimming, and just generally enjoying each other's company.
BadDad and I are recovering from our vacation now. I've just about finished with the massive loads of laundry, and he's just about got the tent refolded for storage.
The kids...well, they're asking when we can go camping again.