Our First Family Campout

I think it’s safe to say that Dave and I aren’t very outdoorsy. We have been camping once (now twice). But it was a long time ago, and we went with my brother and his wife who knew what they were doing. I’ve realized that’s the secret to camping if you aren’t very experienced. Go with other people that know what they are doing. Well, last weekend, that’s just what we did.

We went to Moab with three little girls, an awesome, easy-to-set-up tent, and a bunch of seasoned campers. It was fun. Well, the girls had fun. For the most part.

Inez got to play some card games.

Gwen had a few tender moments.

Dave with two of our three.

Inez & Gwen with two of their cousins that tagged along.

It certainly is pretty down there.

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who thinks of chocolate syrup here.

Do you see the hand?

Moab’s own Hollywood Bowl.

The verdicts:
It was a good “getting our feet wet” camping trip. Dave said.
We could have gotten our feet wet closer to home. I thought.
We are both glad that we went.
None one of us had been to Moab before.
We will go camping again. And probably take our children with us.

  1. karissa

    im glad you guys are home and alive! im not a big camper either unless you give me a hot shower, comfy bed and pillow every night!

  2. Holly

    I also prefer a real bathroom to a port-o-potty. Ick. I was totally gagging when Inez and I went to the bathroom. I even had to run out cause I thought I was going to throw up, and poor Inez was still pulling her pants up when I ran out. Luckily, no one saw her.

    I think our next family camp out will be in the back yard!

  3. Liz

    So, I didn’t know that the only other time that you had been camping was with Joe and I. Remember the dog using the outside of our tent as it’s bathroom. Bet you didn’t get that in Moab.


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