Our final day of camping was really mostly packing-up. Thankfully, this little guy was so tired that he took a morning snoozer in the front seat of the car while we packed! (After several shoulder rides around the campgrounds, I might add!)
To finish off an awesome trip, we headed to the alpine slides for a picnic lunch and some fun.
By the time we finished lunch, Malachi was done. Poor little guy was plain exhausted. Up until this point, I had a blast. Sure, the nights were tough and camping involves work; but we were together as a family in God’s amazing creation with good friends, and I truly felt joy. At this point, however, the exhaustion caught up with me as well and I found myself yelling, “Hurry up and have fun so we can go home!”
The kids loved the slides. We made some great memories. Luckily, there was an indoor arcade with a game with a gun. Yup, that kept Malachi happy for a little bit. As predicted, he fell asleep about 90 seconds into the car ride.
And so ends our first family camping trip as a family of 6. In case you were wondering, I would say 3 days is perfect. Would I do it again? Yes. In fact, we are heading out again later this week for another 3 day camping trip — this time at the beach. Bring on the camping!