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Camping With Twin Baby Boys: Battle Ground Lake, Washington

Towards the beginning of the year, we pull out a calendar and examine the weekends in the summer. We look at holidays, festivals, street fairs, Timbers matches, then calculate the best weekends to book campsites. We do this months in advance because campgrounds often fill up for the summer. We have to be organized, like […]

First Trip With Our New Little Camper

It was a comment on one of my blog posts that made me want to check out Paradise Creek. We tend to camp at the same places over and over again, and I wanted to expand our horizons a bit. Like most campgrounds, all the reservable sites filled up for the summer weekends. But Paradise […]

A Camper! Fuck Yeah!

When I get chilled, my nose freezes. No, it really does freeze. Like ice. It freezes off. And then I have a blank spot in the middle of my face. Are you letting that image settle in your brain?┬áBut then my nose grows back like a starfish leg or a polliwog tail or whatever. I’m […]

Boys’ First Birthday: Camping In A Tent. Also, Cake Explosions

At the beginning of the year, just as we were able to make campground reservations for the summer, I booked our favorite site at Camp Creek for the boys’ first birthday. We did not want to have a typical first birthday party for the boys, with a load of people, a ton of gifts and […]

Camping! In June! In Oregon! In the Rain!

Before we had our twin boys, we were tent campers. Not because we are hard core or rugged, sleep-on-the-ground type purists. We would gladly camp in a giant, shiny luxury RV. But tent camping costs about 1000% less. So we are “car” campers. We bring a stove and a cooler and an air mattress and […]