On Friday I had a great meeting with other area GOTR Council Directors. We do this annually and it is such a wonderful time to catch up, exchange ideas and to just relate to others who do the same job I do every single day. We met in Belmont at the String Bean. It is such a cute establishment and we were treated very well.
We camped frequently when I was a child. My parents owned property on the Suwannee River in Florida. We often camped every other weekend during great weather, and even on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Alex and I enjoy camping so much and know that it is something we want our children to do growing up.
We met up with my cousin Cheryl and her little family in Mt. Pisgah.
Sunday morning we awoke to a very wet and dreary day. We quickly built a fire with the remaining dry fire wood, cooked a hurried breakfast and packed up our wet campsite. We were in our car by 9am, ready to head home. The weather made for an early departure and we were sad to leave Cheryl, Mark and Trevor but we were happy to be heading home and out of the cold wetness.
Along the drive we decided to stop over in Asheville for a quick snack. It is always hard to drive by Asheville and not stop for food (even if you have already had one breakfast!)
I'd love to talk more about how we manage to travel and camp with a six month old...and yes, even cloth diaper on the road. But we will save some of our tips for another post. Here's one tip, though...don't get so distracted packing for baby that you forget to pack for yourself. We arrived at our campsite this week without any sleeping bags, blankets or pillows for Alex and me. Eeek! I also forgot our camping chairs. Luckily there was a Kmart close by. It was such a silly mistake. It helps to make a list and think all things through! For sure.