Wilkinson Camping Trip 2011, Part 1

by Mollie

We had a great time at this year’s Wilkinson Family Campout– the 2nd annual of the 2nd generation!  Getting the family (and I’m talking just the four of us) organized and prepared for 4 days and 3 nights of tent camping with small children is no easy task, but we made it through with only a couple miphaps! Believe it or not, we were able to pack everything we needed into our little Mazda, and headed off to Morro Bay State Park.   Mishap #1:  Driving all the way to Santa Barbara and realizing we had left behind Ben’s precious blanket, “Beekadee Boy”. Oops.  Back to Camarillo we went, turning a 3 hour drive into a 5 hour drive.  Not complaining, though– believe me, it was the less painful choice!

I wish I could post ALL the pictures… it is going to be really hard to narrow it down!

{note: no blanket on Ben’s lap. oops}

{we had the most fantastic, large, private, away-from-traffic camp site ever!}

{tents are SUPER exciting for kids!}

{kids everywhere! this family is expanding rapidly and we love it!}

{Natalie “interviewing” cousin Eden}

{Evie, Ben and Andrew bonding}

{great-grandparents are the awesome! so glad our kids get to know them!}

While some of the families with tiny babies headed to the hotel for the night, the rest of us roasted marshmallows and watched the sun set.  There is Day One… watch for another post coming soon!



5 Responses to “Wilkinson Camping Trip 2011, Part 1”

  1. Gpa and Gma Wilkie says:

    Mollie, You’ve chosen so perfectly which pictures to share here for our first day at camp! How much we enjoyed our time with all of you and a time to spend with our little “greats;” and all of the generations! We’re thankful we could join in this year. Lots of love, Gma (Looking forward to another post!)

  2. Hillary says:

    so fun! good thing you are such an organized mom!

  3. Gramma Julie says:

    Oh my, you make it look so beautiful, Mollie, you look magazine-elegant roasting marshmallows. Sweet times! You guys are blessed!

  4. marisa says:

    this looks like a photo spread for family camping! 🙂 you take the best photos! glad camping was so GOOD!

  5. Jennifer says:

    WOW! What amazing pictures! You really capture the fun of camping. I am looking forward to part two! 🙂
    P.S- We went camping for 1 night and it took a lot of planning with the two kids (plus one, my little sister) I can’t imagine trying to plan and organize for 4 days 3 nights! Go you!

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