Friday, July 24, 2009

Things I have learned this weekend

  1. Do not go camping with a three week old. Wait until they have some sort of sleeping and eating routine.
  2. If you are traveling from LA to Sacramento Route 99 had TONS more Sonic's on it than Interstate 5!!! Totally worth driving through the armpit of California for!!!!
  3. Do not go camping unless you are 100% sure that you can set up camp by yourself, even in the dark. It takes 1-2 adults to watch a newborn and two year old while setting up camp.
  4. Its probably best to go camping about only 3-4 hours away from home. Any longer and the traveling gets extremely tiresome for all involved.
  5. Never give into peer pressure (or parental pressure) and always go with your first instinct.
  6. I don't want a tent trailer. If I ever feel that I am too old to sleep in a sleeping bag in a tent I will just not go anymore. Maybe one day I will be singing a different tune, but it seems to me to be too much effort for a little extra comfort.
  7. GPS's are convenient but you might want to check a map (or bring one) just in case. Here are a few funny clips that I thought of while we were on our trip. Cars clip (about 8 minutes into it) The Office - GPS clip
  8. MP3 players and earphones are my two year olds best friend. She would only fall asleep with lots a people around if she was listening to her music. This weekend was the first time I rock Lizzie to sleep in well over a year!!!
  9. My entire family (Jai, Lizzie, and Charlotte) start sweating at 70 degrees. I think we might do better living in a cooler climate than Southern California!!!
Lizzie did have a great time. She loved to swim in the river, taking showers, squishing ants, and making someone else swat away flies from everything she felt was hers (her baby doll, blankey, food, the seat she wanted to sit in, Charlotte, etc.)
While we were taking down camp she sat in the car and pretend to drive us all around!!! It was really funny!!


The Pollock Family said...

Yeah. We don't camp either. Maybe I'll try it again next year when they are older. :)

Jill said...

I am with ya on the Route 99--far more stops than the 5--way worth it! We just did that trek a week ago--and we ate at Sonic too! gotta love those tots and slushies!!!

Mandy said...

Wow, I don't even camp without children...I'm impressed chica. But Christian and I do plan any trip according to how many Sonic's we can hit on our way there. Going to Williamsbnurg it was at least 2 each way.