On Friday, we went on our first family camping trip. We spent the day at Callaway Gardens
. And fortunately, the azaleas were in pretty good bloom. Afterwards, we camped at FDR State Park
. We found a nice campsite near a heated restroom, a playgound, and close to the outpost and the lake. We went camping with another couple in church who were professional campers (you know someone is a seasoned camper when they bring along a microwave oven). They treated us to a tasty dinner that night with steak, potatoes, grilled onions, candied apples, and homemade cookies. Afterwards, we sat by the fire and talked while the kids played with the light sticks I bought at the dollar store. It was a bit cold in the tent that night. And though we had a king sized air mattress, it didn't seem like it was big enough for all of us. Next time, I'll let Shiow-Lih and the kids sleep on the mattress while I'll sleep on a pad. The next morning, I cooked for everyone some blueberry whole wheat pancakes with maple syrup (I can't stand corn syrup). Afterwards, we packed up and came back home to attend a wedding reception on Saturday afternoon.
Callaway Photo Album