We just got back from a delightful camping trip to Door County (the “thumb” of Wisconsin).
Last time we went camping, we had a 3 month old in full heart failure, taking medications several times a day, and being fed through an ng-tube. I figured since we had survived that, we could pretty much do anything with Rowenna.
This time was a little different. Funny, once your kid gets mobile, she prefers to stay mobile. We had to do some creative problem solving before we left – where would Rowenna move around? I’m ok with some dirt, but a child completely covered in dirt wasn’t going to happen. So we brought a tent just for Rowenna toys. She spent quite a bit of time crawling around in there and chatting with her toys.
We went on some great hikes. Rowenna is a most amiable child – content to just be with us. She even caught a snooze in the backpack during one hike.
We ventured out into town a few times and made a stop at a favorite spot from my childhood – Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay. The roof is covered in grass and goats munch on it during the day. Rowenna was delighted to see this and it made me really proud to share something from my childhood with my own daughter. This mom thing is kind of fun!
And of course, Rowenna had to have some camping gear. (read: I needed an excuse to buy these boots)
And since I occasionally brag about my knitting here: yes, I made those wrist warmers. And gosh darn it, did my girl look cute in them! Only in Wisconsin in June would you need furry boots and wool wrist warmers.
Overall, the trip was an absolute success. I love how normal our life is these days. So many of our initial fears just never came true, and for that I am truly grateful.
One last camping pic: