Camping in the "cold"

Camping in the “cold”

We went camping with some friends over the weekend. Tried out Henry Cowell SP in Felton CA.

Things we liked:
Near Roaring Camp (cool steam trains)
Ranger activities for the kids

What we didn’t like
NO Alcohol policy (didn’t really matter much to me this time)
it was wet, damp and cold (although not really the park’s fault – just bizarre weather!)

Overall we had a very nice time. The kids played well together, the trains were cool to look at, the food was yummy, the bathroom wasn’t too far…

I do have to say that camping is more challenging than I expected being pregnant. It is so easy to forget to do the routine things that keep my functioning (vitamins, exercises for my back, etc.) and the air mattress and walking outside to the bathroom in the middle of the night are NOT fun!

We’ll see if we make it to our planned trip in September?!?!?!

PS Thanks to Dirk I am seriously paranoid about poison ivy now. Had to google all about it when we got home and would really rather just burn all the possibly contaminated items (i.e all our clothes) rather than deal with them!

ETA: As of a few days after getting back we have only one possible poison ivy manifestation (on Chanler’s forehead at the hairline), but he claims it doesn’t itch or hurt and it is the size of a pencil eraser… guess we got off lucky.

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