Each year our family looks forward to our annual camping trip we make to East Beach, RI. We think about it during the winter months when its freezing. We dream of that first beach trip, airing down the tires and driving out on the sand trail. It’s a highlight for the kids each year and we love kicking off our summer this way.
So long since I last shared on here. And, it seems that I only have been sharing trips/vacations when I do write. I want to try and post more here but for now I want to share a recent trip to Colorado last month that I took with my oldest two kids. It was something I had never done before and looking back I think it was good for them and for me. Different things to focus on than when the whole family is together- both good and otherwise.
The day before we were supposed to leave I didn’t know if I was going to make the trip or not. Jaiden was pretty sick and I kept going back and forth on whether it would be in his best interest to get on a plane and travel 3/4s of the way across the US.
Well we made the trip and here are some of my favorites from it.
Garden of the Gods was a highlight.
celebrated my 31st birthday with a hike, shopping and good food
one more hike before boarding the plane…
You know it was a perfect 10 beach day when you only drive off the sand at 6pm.
The kids love to help air down the tires.
Some of the guys went spear fishing and brought back 15 blackfish. That and fresh calamari was our dinner, so delicious.
Wednesday started with a donut birthday breakfast for Joelle. Can’t believe she is 4!
We went on a bike ride but I got sick half way through and had to turn back. The rest of the day I spent sick with the stomach bug in the camper. The rest of the group rode to Coast Guard Beach, and stopped for lunch along the way.
We arrived Sunday evening and set up our site.
Monday morning we went to get our sand permit. While we were waiting for inspection a friendly lady gave us a few pairs of glasses to watch the eclipse. Perfect beach day and so neat to see the eclipse.