We were supposed to go with my cousin & her family for our annual camping trip, but due to sick kiddos, we had to reschedule & will hopefully get our trip in later this summer! However, this left us scrambling because we didn’t have a reservation anywhere & our kids were super excited about going. Micah worked his magic & found some non-reservable spots in a part of the state that wasn’t going to get rained on!
Helping to make a fire!
Looking adorable in her pigtail braids!
On our first day, we went into town & visited the Information Center, which happened to be in the library, so the kids had a great time exploring another town’s library! There also happened to be a branch of our local bank & it was a Friday, which meant cookies! Thankfully, I did have some banking business that needed to be done! That afternoon the kids were convinced it would be warm enough to swim in the creek running through our campsite. They seemed a little shocked to find that (Mom & Dad were right and) the creek was frigid!
The next day we went on a short hike (about 2/3 of a mile round trip!) to Spirit Falls!
Taking a breather after our ‘grueling’ hike!
It was a beautiful waterfall!
We came, we saw, we conquered!
That afternoon we went back into the town for more fun times!
We played on the playground at the local park!
We took the kids to Cottage Grove Lake & they were SURE that this water would be warm. Turned out that once again, Mom & Dad were right, and this water was also cold! They had a great time anyway!
This was one of the two covered bridges that we got to see while we were down there!
We took our time coming home & took the kids by Micah’s old house where he lived for the first 6 years of his life. We also went out to the cemetery where Micah’s grandparents are buried and saw the headstone. Anything to put off the inevitable…
Once you get home, the cleaning up begins!