We went to Casini Ranch to camp with some friends. It was a pretty sweet set-up. We were right next to the Russian River and for non-campers this campsite makes things pretty easy. There's a store, games, activities for the kids, good bathrooms and lots to do. We mostly played in the lake but also went to the beach one night, had a big bonfire, ate some pretty good food, did karaoke and relays, jumped off rocks etc. The kids were in heaven. I'm still not a big camper but camping with friends make it much more fun.
We ate foil dinner ones night. Mine were fine but Monica's were amazing-- cheese burger, string beans, broccoli, french bread. I definitely learned some good camping tricks going with her!
My kids just disappeared with their friends and were so happy the whole time. We also took a couple of cousins with us which made it even better.
sleeping..... everyone was pretty cozy! Dave and I have our nice cots which make a world of difference!
pancakes and sausage for breakfast one morning.
I loved having a couple of big kids in the group to take care of the younger ones! They entertained the toddlers most of the time- big kids really are the best!
All of our kids together....
There were blackberry bushes near our campsite that the kids would pick and make smoothies with whip cream!
The bonfire was my fave because I was soooo warm.
It was a little cold because we were near the coast but honestly I'd rather be cold camping than hot! Here Mack and I are warming up next to a dryer with hot chocolate. I love my little buddy that is always by my side!
Can't wait to go back!