It was a bit too cool to go swimming, but warm enough to sit outside comfortably all day.
It rained the first evening, so we were driven into the tent earlier, but we brought our read-aloud "On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness." We usually only read one chapter each night, but while camping, we read a few chapters at a time.
All the girls are old enough to help with the camp chores like dishes, which was nice. So the littles would do the dishes after breakfast, then Norah would do them after lunch, then the littles would go after dinner, etc.
We let the girls reheat hotdogs over the fire on the last morning.
We collected acorns. I think they're beautiful.
The girls drew on our parking spot with chalk.
Challenge 2 had started for Norah and I had some reading to do for Circe, so we brought our books and worked for a few hours in the afternoons.
We played bocce ball and frisbee in the grassy area behind our site.
We brought our monarch butterflies, since a few more still needed to emerge. It was a bit of a challenge finding fresh milkweed for them, but I spotted some on the side of the road near the entrance to the park, so Dwayne would pull over and I would jump out and pick some.
I love camping because of all the time spent outside. We are close enough to nature long enough to see the things we otherwise miss. We saw several different sorts of mushrooms, dragonflies, birds... each were cause of exclamation and celebration. And because we had the time to look, we took it.
If I close my eyes, I can hear the sound of Adele's scooter going round and round the big, camp circle. It's delightful.