For the third year in a row, we went camping with our DIDO group of friends. We plan to make this an annual trip and has really become one of our summer highlights. I love watching the kids change year to year, and really enjoy having the time to hang out with my friends.
We drove to Leavenworth on Friday afternoon, stopping for dinner at a pizza place in Gold Bar, WA. Made it to the campsite around 7:30pm; the sun was still up, thankfully. Our friends Mon and Josh helped us put up our mansion tent. Sophia was off playing with Ethan, Maddy, Josh, Avery, and Danika. The Van Dops brought a propane fire pit, which made our evenings sitting around the fire quite fun. Camping with no camp fire just is not the same. And I actually liked that I didn’t smell like smoke.
Last year, it was quite windy at Lake Wenatchee and we didn’t spend any time swimming in the lake. This year was quite different. It was hot, sunny, and not windy. We spent most of Saturday playing and swimming in the lake. We even rented a stand up paddle board and took turns trying it out. The Van Dops also rented kayaks, and Sophia and I had a chance to paddle around for a little bit. Such a fun day.
On Sunday, we drove to Leavenworth and had lunch in town. We visited the shops and had some ice cream. Back at the campground, the kids played in the playground. We walked to the lake and the kids played fetch with Nikita. It was a nice, relaxing day.
We drove back to Vancouver on Monday, after lunch. I had a great time camping with our friends and am already looking forward to our group ski trip this winter. Thanks for Yvette for organizing! These trips make for some wonderful memories.
Pics from our camping trip: