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Family Camping in Washington + Tin Foil Dinners

• 02 August 2011

Typically our family camps alone, but last weekend we joined up with a couple of other families to create a fantastic weekend of back-to-back fun. The campsite our friends chose was perfect for our large-ish group and allowed the kids the perfect amount of freedom (locals, feel free to email me for specifics). We divvied up the meals, which eased the burden of cooking outdoors tremendously, and guess what we chose? Tin Foil Dinners...our favorite camping dinner of all time (see a pictorial guide to making them here). I swear, nothing tastes better around a campfire at night!

Despite being a lot of work, camping is always worth it; although I admittedly prefer the 2-day/1 night scenario since it's difficult to sustain the movement on low-quality sleep (does anyone sleep well while camping?). Luckily we found a solution to the Baby-Gray-Conundrum (he likes to eat everything on the ground) and brought along his handy dandy high chair from IKEA. Some may scoff at the idea, but it really saved us this time. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Also, you wouldn't believe what happened during the two friends and I discovered we all have a grandma with the same last name; and, upon further research realized we share a common relative. Yes, the three of us all share the same great-great-great-grandfather! Très bizarre, no? Perhaps that's why we were drawn together as friends :)


  1. We do the foil packets too, and call it Hunter's Stew. Not sure why! What were the other meals you had (looking for some more camp food ideas)?

  2. My dad used to take us camping for TWO WEEKS! That's a lot of dirt, let me tell you.

    Personally, I like the 3 night stay. I sleep ok at night but I LOVE to take mid-day naps when the tent is warm and the breeze is just right.

    Camping is the best! Glad you had fun!

  3. Oh do I love camping, and tin foil dinners!!

  4. Bringing the high chair sounds like a great idea! We're going camping in a few weeks and have the same high chair for our 18 month old. I totally forgot it could be disassembled and brought along-thanks for reminding me!

  5. 2 days 2 nights was recently perfect for us. Where did you go?

  6. Way, way bizarre. Amazing, even! But oh so special.


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