Our group went camping for the first time along Basket Brook in Long Eddy, NY in the Catskills. The location was just down the road from where Woodstock took place in 1969. It was a Tentrr campsite and included some equipment, so we didn’t have to buy everything for a single night trial run with the kiddos.
The girls absolutely loved it. They played on the rocks and in the cold stream for hours. They enjoyed looking at insects, spiders, frogs, and salamanders. They played card games, colored, and played with dinos inside the tent. They loved the campfire, but could hardly stay awake to enjoy the stars and fireflies.
We cooked hotdogs and smores on the campfire for dinner and pancakes and bacon for breakfast. We had great weather. Some people pooped in the woods and some didn’t.
If it wasn’t for multiple tick sightings, the experience would have been perfect. Apparently, the north east is experiencing an epicly bad tick season. Brooklyn came home with 3 and Porkchop went to the vet with a “bullseye” mark from a bite. We’d love to try the North South Lake Campground next time for 2 nights, but the ticks have us a bit scared. We may have to wait until next year when Ninno isn’t pregnant.
When we returned home Ava said “Dad, I love you.” And he asked “Why?” And she replied, “Because you took me camping.” That sentence may be worth all the whining in the car, the car sickness, and the tick fear put together.