The day after school let out, I packed up the van with camping gear and headed out with Logan and Hailey for an adventure! (Baseball commitments and work kept Jake and Rushton home.) My friend invited me to camp with her family and another friend at MacArthur-Burney Falls. We had a bit of a rocky start leaving a few hours later than planned, getting the wrong address for the campground, driving around dark mountain roads without cell reception or map service, and finally backtracking to sleep in the nearest motel the first night. But we found our friends the next morning, set up camp, and headed to the beach! It always amazes me how kids are mostly unfazed by cold water. They spent hours building sand castles and splashing in the water! Highlights of the weekend were the waterfall, all the new friends, dominating the slack line, so much good food, hammocks, card games, colorful magic campfires, frozen treats at the general store, making slime out of random camp ingredients, bike rides, endless s’mores, junkyard sculptures, snuggling Annabelle, feeding fish at the hatchery, dunking heads in the stream for a dollar each, glow sticks, making a tiny woodland fairy house, and exploring a dark cave with headlamps. Camping is the best!