Camping at Iron Creek Campground

A few weekends ago we loaded up the minivan to the max with a tent, sleeping bags, cooler and way too many changes of toddler pants and set a course for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. My parents had taken their camper and we joined up with them at Iron Creek campground. It was the first time we’ve taken the girls camping, other than a couple of backyard adventures.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we spent our days skipping rocks on the river, gazing at an enormous bald eagle nest, and hiking trails through the beautiful forest along the riverbank. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores over the campfire and the kids stayed up way too late each night. All in all, I’d say they definitely got the full “camping” experience. They were exhausted but happy by the time we packed up and headed home on the third day.

Nature lessons with Daddy
Nature lessons with Daddy

 

Stump Sisters
Stump Sisters

 

Buddies
Buddies

 

Goofballs
Goofballs

 

Sticks are amazing!!!!!
Sticks are amazing!!!!!

 

Give her a shovel and some sand and she's the happiest kid in the world
Give her a shovel and some sand and she’s the happiest kid in the world

 

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Silly
Silly

 

Great balance
Great balance
Still working on balance
Still working on balance

 

Squishy face
Squishy face

 

My awesome parents and their enormous dog
My awesome parents and their enormous dog

 

Looking for pumice a.k.a. "floaters"
Looking for pumice a.k.a. “floaters”

 

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loving the water
loving the water

 

Caught in the act of filling her shoes with sand.
Caught in the act of filling her shoes with sand.

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