Summers is nearing its end and school starts next week. We decided to take an extra long weekend and head east to Milo McIver State Park. It’s on the Clackamas River. We camped, played on the river, hiked, and did some disc golfing.
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We went camping a few weekends ago at Beverly Beach State Park, on the Oregon coast. It was a bit of a cold weekend, but we lucked out in the rain department, as it didn’t rain on us until the very end. It was quite an adventure taking the two little ones with us, especially now that Autumn is so mobile and wanted to explore everything. She’s also going through separation anxiety, so she and I were pretty much attached the entire time. It was a lot of fun, though, and we were glad to be able to spend some time with family on the beach.
We had a total of 4 campsites all close together
Time to walk
Let’s go Mama
This way Mama!
Ok race me!
Then my siblings and I had to recreate one of our favorite pictures from several years ago, on a beach in Southern California.
Here’s the California version, circa 2006:
Here’s the Oregon version:
Auntie Kimmy and Uncle Kyan had a few more sillies to get out before we were done
Ok, time to wind down and dig in the sand for a bit
It may not be a Hawaiian beach, but it’s equally lovely with our little ohana
A cute boy in a hole in a knoll
Alright, back to the campsite for some rest. Autumn and Luca settle down with some books.
Meanwhile the aunties and uncles play a few rounds of corn hole
Autumn takes Luca’s bike out for one more go. I brought a bike for her too, but of course she wasn’t interested in it.
Grandpa and Grandma roughing it with their cell phones
Thanks for a great camping trip, family!
As we all know Luca loves books. One of his favorite series is the Little Critter series. One of the first Little Critter books he ever got was Just Me and My Dad. In this adventure the dad and son go camping, fishing, and have lots of fun. Ever since reading this book, and the 100,000 times that followed, Luca has asked me to take him camping and fishing.
This weekend we were able to finally go camping in the great outdoors… of our backyard.
Sunday we headed out to go fishing. We found a spot by a little water fall on a little bank under a tree. Ok cast away. 1…2….3….woooshhhh
Here’s how you reel
Luca got one!!
That’s a big rainbow trout
By the end of the day Luca had caught 4 rainbow trout (15 1/2 “, 14 1/2″, 14″, and 12”). We cleaned and descaled them.
Camping, fishing, and cooking… just me and my dad.