This was our first camping trip without diapers or pack-n-plays, but honestly I'd say the biggest difference was that we could let the boys play at the playground while we sat nearby and chilled with a glass of wine.
Beau texted me just last Monday with the idea to go camping over the weekend. He didn't think I'd say yes, since I'm not known for my spontaneity, but I did and I'm so glad we went. It's been about two years since we last visited Fredericksburg, TX but it was without the boys. I pulled up my last blog post from Fredericksburg as I was packing on Friday to find that I had written then that I wanted to bring the kids here.
Since we haven't camped in awhile, and most of our camping supplies are behind a large stack of moving boxes in the garage at the moment, we decided to rent a little camping cabin at the Fredericksburg KOA. We headed out from Houston just after 3pm and arrived about 7pm.
Ephram and Alwyn immediately went to the park while Beau and I finished setting up the beds. Then we took a walk to explore the campground a bit and look at the chickens. Just as we were heading back to our cabin one of the camp attendants offered to bring the boys back and collect the day's eggs. So fun. We've been talking about getting chickens once we move, and this totally sealed the deal for me.
Nothing better than fresh eggs.
Or a husband who tolerates random photos. ;)
Saturday morning we headed to Enchanted Rock.
I had my doubts as we were driving here, worried the kids wouldn't be able to do it. But they both shocked me and climbed up the whole thing with only one brief rest and a few requests from Alwyn to be carried towards the top.
We're all about the poses right now, I guess?
Gorgeous view. I could have sat up there for quite awhile, but rain was approaching and Ephram was in a hurry to get down.
Alwyn, on the other hand, would have spent the rest of the day climbing these rocks if we'd let him.
I may have had to bribe Alwyn by taking several pictures of him on the rocks before I could convince him to keep climbing down the batholith.
Staged photos just never work out very well... but it was such a perfect sitting rock!
After a little drive to allow Alwyn to take a short nap following our hike, we did some exploring in downtown Fredericksburg.
Ephram is in love with horses right now, so this mama gladly whipped out 50 cents for these smiles.
I have this thing with cactuses.
Then we grabbed sandwich supplies and headed back to the cabin to hang out.
And to check out the longhorns nearby.
This one... he's just too cute sometimes.
I may have taken an equal number of photos of both the chickens and my children on this trip.
The best part of camping: giving the kids something new to do outside. They pulled several weeds out of the park and decorated one of the park structures, for a pretend celebration, of course. Love their imaginations.
We headed out early Sunday to get back home since there was more rain on the way. But this was such a peaceful and beautiful campground. I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you're near Fredericksburg!
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