Friday, August 3, 2012

Eco-Friendly Friday: Our First Official Family Camping Trip!

Maybe calling camping an ecologically friendly thing is a bit of a stretch, but we did get in touch with nature & this is my blog so I'm saying it is. This past weekend we went camping. WOO! But, what was supposed to be a 3 day trip, turned into a one and a half day trip due to Matts work sucking the life and soul out of him. Not so 'woo'. But seriously, his work can go jump off a cliff. He had to fill in for his boss, so we ended up getting a late start. 
We met up with Matts brother & sister in-law at the Camper Cove Campground in the Tillamook State forest. We did get some good pics, but our phones and basically all electronic devices kept acting up and/ or dying. It was so AMAZING to get away from, well, life for a few days (*day and a half). 
Watching two 3 year olds, working for my step-dad (this is a new thing: I'm basically designing his website/ doing social networking) and even blogging have been taking a toll on my ability to stay mentally sane this past week. I'm slowly but surely finding a balance with it all, but it's definitely taking some time. 
Back to camping.... It was fantastic! We ate bad food, had great conversations, went on a few great strolls, visited the The Tillamook Air Museum & Tillamook Cheese Factory and got some great family time in. The cheese factory ended up being a bit of a trouist trap, but we tried to make the best of it. The Air Museum however, was freaking awesome! Seriously, the structure was originally used to make blimps, BLIMPS people!




My phone died again so my sister in-law kindly took some photos:



  1. D'aww. This looks like such a fun outing. I want to go camping so badly. I hope I get to some time before it gets too cold. I also hope you are starting to get in a groove and work out a balance between work, life, and blogging - it is hard to juggle at times.

    1. It was such a fun trip and you should go camping--there is still a bit of nice summer weather left! And it is hard to manage, but definitely worth it :)