I promise this is the last post about our recent camping trip to Krause Springs.
If you missed the previous posts you can check out the photos of the springs and campground here, photos of our camp set-up here, and photos of our food here.
Today I’m sharing with you what we did during periods of downtime.
Our favorite thing to do was play in the spring water. Monk favored the man-made pool.
Dana and Monk testing the water.
Monk was the first one in the spring fed pool.
Dana and Squish in the pool. It was too cold for Squish to be in the water but we did dip his feet in the water.
Dana and Monkey in the pool.
Monk played in the pool until her lips were blue, and of course she was the last one out of the pool.
The man-made pool was about 5 degrees colder than the natural pool because the spring water fed directly into the man-made pool. I definitely recommend bringing something to float on when you’re down at the pools. It gave us a chance to get our feet and bottoms wet, but the rest of our body was nice and dry. I also strongly recommend bringing water shoes. We’re so grateful that we all had a pair. The rocks were slimy and slippery from algae.
The four of us on our river raft.
Water shoes and amazing views.
Squish enjoying the scenery.
Monk and Dana checking out the turtles.
Me and Squish.
I brought the kids a few things to keep themselves occupied when Dana and I were busy.
I picked up this wind chime kit for Monk. She really enjoyed painting the little ceramic pots.
Monk painting her wind chime.
Monk proud of her wind chime.
Monk enjoyed using the rest of the paint to paint a coloring book that we also brought along. In addition to the coloring book I brought some sidewalk chalk, a bubble machine, a jump rope, and Monk’s backpack was filled with books. I wanted to keep the toys to a minimum, after all we’re out there to enjoy nature.
Squish and Monk playing with the bubble machine.
Dana reading to the kids.
At night time, we brought out the glow sticks and LED balloons.
Painting with light.
We blew up the LED balloons and strung them on a piece of twine and hung them up in our little canopy.
Our first camping trip as a family was a complete success and we’re all looking forward to our next camping adventure.
I hope we’ve inspired you to go out and enjoy our beautiful earth.
Thanks for visiting my little blog.