This is exactly the type of camping I used to do with my family as a kid, and I LOVED it! Crowded campground, not too far from home in case of an emergency (i.e., emotional breakdown), and a healthy focus on hot dogs, s’mores, and other epicurean delights.
I mistakingly packed Olivia shorts and t-shirts (you know, CAMPING clothes), which she refused to wear. Her dress was a significantly darker shade by the end of the weekend.
We got to play in the woods and the river, and on our way out, went to the lake to kayak, play in the sand, and have one final picnic in the sun.
SO thankful for these silly, wonderful friends and our mini adventures!