Todd Jr's first camping trip :)
May 19-20, 2012
For our 3 month old son's first camping trip we decided just to do an overnighter at a nearby Forest Service campground. I had never been to Table Mountain Campground on the Angeles NF, but knew its locale and thought it would be a good choice. But it was even better than I expected. This campground is great - there is a lot of space between sites and tremendous views of the higher mountains on one side and the desert floor on the other. Lots of wildflowers and wildlife this time of year. The weather was phenomenal - perfect 70* during the day and 50* at night.
A bunch of folks joined us on Saturday for a hot dog roast, including Justdropin (Cris) and Sunbeam (Albert), and my friend Sonya and her husband, our brother-in-law Rod, and my parents. For all but the last 3 this was the first time meeting Little T :) Justdropin brought him a cake! And Sonya his first Smokey Bear and Smokey Bear bib and t-shirt.
I planned out what to bring carefully, having limited space in our compact SUV. Turned out great - everything I brought we used, and the only thing I forgot was cutlery! Good thing we were near the town of Wrightwood so Rod and Albert could run into town to get some so we could eat the potato salad and beans.
The night was uneventful. Todd Jr. enjoys being outside and loves looking at trees. We had a small campfire and he liked looking at it as well. He cried a little after everyone left but I think he was just a little overtired - he doesn't nap well when there are lots of people around! The turn-around of that was he slept soundly throughout the night - and may have slept through the night for the first time had I not awakened him to nurse!
Anyway, I had a great time - this is pretty much a dream come true for me :) Here are some photos, and more at the link below...