Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Camping

We took our first camping trip of the year over Memorial Day weekend.  We returned to a campground we go to pretty much every year now, down in South Jersey, right in the Pine Barrens. 

It was a beautiful weekend and the kids had a great time swimming in the lake, playing on the beach and riding their new boogie boards.

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I let Daddy talk me into taking them out on a swan paddle boat.   Those things are NOT easy to paddle and it’s really rough when it’s 90 degrees out.

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We enjoyed an ice cream social with the kids new friend Dani….


played some miniature golf….


and candy bar bingo, which Georgie won two out of the three games.

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We were visited by an Eastern Box Turtle…


a bunch of Fowler’s Toads….


and an as yet unidentified butterfly (along with tons of other bugs and a hummingbird).


There’s nothing like a nice, drippy ice cream cone eaten on the beach.

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It was a very fun trip but after five days of sleeping in a tent and walking around in sand, I was ready to get home to a comfy bed and the chance to have clean feet.


  1. Looks like SO much fun! I'm jealous ;)

  2. Looks like an absolutely wonderful time! We love camping.

  3. What great trip- and such awesome memories made for your children.