Camping with Friends, 2019

We spent a weekend with the Hart-Kolvas and the Bradfords at the KOA Mystic campground in Connecticut this year; it was by all measures "camping lite," with actual bathrooms, two playgrounds, an inflatable jumping pad/large trampoline, giant slip-and-slides on a hill, a large pool, and evening movies (HP 7 on an inflatable screen), plus a large grassy field for the kids to play. Our sites were right next to each other at the back, nestled into the woods, and we had a great weekend despite the 95-degree temperatures each day. Frankly, I always find camping hot, sticky, and uncomfortable, so I didn't feel that this weekend was dramatically more so. The kids, as always, had a fantastic time playing with each other, and we split up the labor of camping and all enjoyed each other's company. Saturday morning we went on a lighthouse cruise out of New London, joined by Sean's brother and his two kids, and then Sunday morning we peeled off from the group and went to central Mass to drop Marcus at Boy Scout camping for the week. Lots of fun!


Hammock time

Meal prep and clean-up


Around the campsite


Dairy Queen expedition (Davis's first ever!) Saturday night


Humid nights






Boat ride




Friends and a wagon


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