This week marks the anniversary of Cragbaby’s first camping adventure! He had just turned 10 weeks old, and we spent three days and three nights climbing and camping at the New River Gorge, West Virginia. (To read about that particular adventure, click here). In some ways it seems like that experience was forever ago, and in other ways, it seems like its hardly been a month or so ago that C was that small! Just like most things concerning parenting, there is a learning curve when it comes to babies in the wild, and we certainly made our fair share of mistakes along the way (and still do!) I went back and counted it up, and best I can figure, in C’s first 14 months of life, he spent 26 days sleeping out under the stars (or thunderclouds…depending on the night).
These weekend excursions haven’t always been the easiest – of course some nights were better than others. But overall, our family has made some amazing memories together that I wouldn’t trade for the world! What about you – do you remember your first camping trip? Or what other special family trips do you look back on and smile?