We gathered up the tent, stove, sleeping bags, bug spray, hot dogs, marshmallows, sunblock, more bug spray, chips, fishing poles, and everything else you need to go camping with two four year olds and a seven year old, and headed north to Hazard Lake for a long camping weekend. This was our first camping trip of the year, which from what I have been hearing from other parents, is common due to the late spring we had this year in the Northwest.

We knew we were in for quite a few “are we there yet” conversations due to the fact that it is a solid three hour trip from the Boise area, but with one movie in our arsenal and the comeback of “no, look out your window,” we headed out to go smell dirt.