Big Basin Camping 2015

A couple of months ago we were invited to join a group camping trip to Big Basin the weekend after school ended. It was mostly families from our school, although we only knew the one family who invited us. Bruce ended up having to work all weekend, so I took the boys by myself. Thank goodness we had a tent cabin and it was only one night. I am a reluctant camper, especially without Bruce there to do all the hard stuff. In a weird coincidence, we ended up in the same exact campsite we had when we stayed there last year. It was still beautiful.

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I didn’t take a ton of pictures, because it was a short time and the boys were pretty much roaming around with a pack of wild kids most of the time. Ezra was thrilled to have so much time with his best friend, Henry.

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Here they are in a rare quiet moment building Minecraft LEGOs at our campsite.

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Here are Henry and Finn with the centipede they found.

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Extreme closeup:

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Ezra built a fire and we had dinner (hotdogs roasted on the fire and fruit) at our campsite, and then later we had s’mores at Henry’s.

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The next morning, the boys built another fire to warm us up while we had breakfast. Finn danced.

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Ezra, as always, enjoyed the fire.

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Before we left, Ezra took my phone to take some pictures of the fort they had discovered. They called it Fake Fake because they were going to use it as a fake fort but then realized it was actually better than the fort they’d previously chosen. It was this very cool partially hollowed out tree.

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When he was done with the documentation of Fake Fake, he left with Henry and his dad, Chris, on a 12 mile (!) hike from the campsite to the ocean. Chris sent me a bunch of pictures from the hike; here are a few.

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In the meantime, Finn and I headed back home. Poor carsick-stricken Finn was dreading the drive after being super miserable the previous day, but I took an easier-on-the-stomach route back and let him sit in the front seat. Luckily he was fine.

The rest of my photos are here.

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