In November, we had our first tent camping experience with the Hayes' and the Newbold's. The Hayes' have a new pop-up trailer and the Newbold's stayed in a pop up trailer with the grandparents...so we were the only ones to tent camp. The boys were really looking forward to it and even got new sleeping bags for the adventure. We were all really excited about it until we heard the temperatures for the weekend were supposed to be high in the low 50's and lows in the low 30's with rain!!!! We camped at an RV park in Solvang (north of Santa Barbara) and had a great time despite the cold temps. We slept the first night in the tent and ended up being up most of the night because it was freezing and we were so close I could barely move.... Jackson ended up waking up in the middle of the night so I ended up sleeping in his toddler sleeping bag on the ground and somehow he ended up sleeping in my big sleeping bag on an air mattress the rest of the night. I think he ended up scoring the best deal. Needless to say, I got up nice and early and made my way into the Hayes's trailer to make some hot chocolate for myself and take a warm shower in the bathrooms!!!
The second night, we decided to wimp out and sleep in their pop up trailer since it was so cold outside. We had a much better, warmer nights sleep and woke up to see inside our tent that condensation had seeped through and was dripping all over the air mattress we would have been sleeping on!
The weekend was a great time spent with friends talking, eating, playing horseshoes, football, dominos, smores, and sitting by the fire. We can't wait to do it again with a little warmer temperatures and even this next Spring when the boys are a little older and even less dependent on us for things!
Here are some pics from the weekend:
Prepping for the cold!
Miniature Horse Farm!