Last week, the Bach family went on a little camping adventure at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. We've never taken the kids camping before, but we thought they would enjoy it. DH bought a little pop-up trailer (which he promptly dubbed The Mobile HQ) and we headed out for a few days of hiking, swimming & s'mores-ing. Here are a few shots from our trip.
The Bachsters all buried each other in the sand on the beach:
Our 7-year-old found the coolest caterpillar right by our campsite:
DH planned and cooked all our meals - it was a nice break for me:
One morning we woke up to beautiful, foggy campgrounds:
Waiting patiently at the marina:
We rented a pontoon boat for a couple of hours - everyone had so much fun exploring the lake:
Ranger's ears flapping in the breeze:
We let the kids swim off the boat - a daring rescue in progress:
We enjoyed a big campfire every evening:
Here's a shot of our pop-up......I mean, Mobile HQ:
Our last day at the park, we found our own little "secret beach" - we were the only ones there, so we let Ranger run around & go wild. Our 7-year-old amassed quite a collection of shells:
One of everyone's favorite part of the trip was watching Ranger go from timid around the water to all-out goofy, jumping, exuberant water-dog:
We hiked....we swam....we heard owls and coyotes at night.....we saw a million stars......we couldn't get enough s'mores.....we saw lots of deer and butterflies........we already want to go back.