Some time ago we took the kids to a place we seem to return to every couple years: Smith Rock. Smith Rock is the perfect blend of climbing and camping....with lots of adventures for all ages. Typically after work we will drive 10 hours and arrive late to a cheap motel, carefully transferring sleeping kids into a single hotel room with multiple kids per bed. After a nights rest we will wake up and find our camp spot and for the next few days chase adventure wherever it can be found.
Remember, adventure is a state of mind. It doesn't need to be a big objective or something hardcore to build a tolerance for uncertainty that pursuing adventure can teach.
...when we camp....we always try and eat healthy. Feeling good is as important as the adventure itself.
....smith rock is the only place cheap beer is acceptable. These are Joe's "favorite" cheap beers.
Can you se Elizabeth high on the rock in the shadow?
We sleep in a big tent but all four kids sleep in a small tent...they like to cuddle and keep each other warm.
Camping includes a lot of reading and sitting around...we need that in our busy and stressful life.
Adventure is our state of mind!
These are good days.