The kids are going to Korea for most of the summer to visit their aunt and other friends. We are hoping they become more fluent in Korean because they will be immersed. But before they leave we took them for a summer campout at the Sterling Reservoir about three hours north of us.
We chose the campground that was closer to the lake but further from the beach so we parked near the beach a couple of times. It is nice having the facilities with us wherever we go. We had fun inside and outside during the trip. It rained and was windy part of the time but there is lots to do anyway.
We spent some time at the lakeside just below our campground but there was not much sand. Made a fishing pole with some line found on the path and a rock for bait. It was fun and we caught about as many fish as we do with better equipment.
And of course our six year old practiced his rock skipping skills.
While little brother worked to collect dirt and twigs in a bucket.
The beach offered all the usual lakeside fun and an opportunity to play with other kids. A nice layer of sand and lake water that was a bit cold but not too muddy.
Even though the water was chilly the kids spent some time in the floats.
We left on Monday and returned on Thursday so about three days of camping fun. That was probably enough for grandparents and kids of these ages but it was a wonderful time together. We are going to miss them this summer!