We had our first trip of the season to Glendo, WY; our favorite camping spot! I took the motorhome and kids up on Wednesday, and I was lucky enough to get a spot (across from the one we usually try to get). Our campsite was huge, and since we were staying a few nights we were able to drag out all the fun stuff! (I included the scavenger hunt download link too!)
The water was HIGH this year! The photo on the top was last year 4th of July, the bottom was this year and I couldn’t even stand in the same spot to get a photo because it was under water! At first I was a little bummed at the lack of beach for the kids, but it was actually a lot of fun to kayak in between tree lines and not worry about the big boats and jetskis coming by. (Pictured below is our Sea Eagle inflatable kayak)
Check out my other blog post where I went over some of our favorite camping items. This is sort of an updated post with a few extras that I didn’t touch on last time.
Our stick fort was built in here last year!
I’m not sure which Frankie finds worst, riding on the kayak or being away from me while I’m on the kayak!
He did pretty well! Check out the water line on the trees!
This was the first time we got the use the Coleman Canopy, and it was a lifesaver! The trees only provide so much shade and I spent the first day moving my chair every 10 minutes to keep shaded. This thing set up easy and the extra weights kept it stable. The true test will come when it’s extra windy!
We LOVE our hammocks. I have had an ENO for a few years, but we’re always fighting over it, so I bought some cheap offbrand hammock on amazon last year for maybe $15. They’re no ENO, but they work. THESE are a nice medium priced one, I’m not sure how long my cheap ones will last!
We love taking our slackline camping. None of us can actually do it, but it usually brings other campers over to visit which is great for my introverted-ness (not being able to go chat with other campers on my own!)
We recently purchased this washable-colorable tablecloth and it’s SO COOL! I had it over the dinette table in motorhome (folded in half) and moved it to the picnic table outside when we got there. It’s actually just PUL (the material used for cloth diapers!) with designs printed on it. I wish they had more designs to choose from! Also, if you leave it in the rain the marker will wash mostly off and leave you with a clean-ish slate. Side note– we also have a doodle tablecloth but the material is cloth so the markers bleed, it’s hard to color on, and markers dry out quick from it. I don’t recommend that one!
And here’s our camping scavenger hunt for the kids (download link HERE)! I made this last year and they had a blast. I’m updating it and including a download link for you to print on your own. Print, laminate, and cut them out. (or print, cut, then laminate.. whatever!). You can find various containers to use at craft stores. I choose to keep them loose so I can take the stack of ‘cards’ and pick the ones that apply to where we’re camping (sometimes we don’t have pine trees, or sand, etc.). Some people like to glue them down. I realized quickly that it’s easy to find odds and ends of garbage, so my updated scavenger hunt has more specific pieces of garbage to find. Bonus: the kids are helping keep the campsites clean!
I didn’t have the ambition to make one with photos too, so this either encourages them to figure out the words or makes them come to a grown up every 5 minutes to read it for them! If you have any fun creative suggestions for items, feel free to share! I mostly just wandered our common campsites and created it based on things we can usually find.
And what’s a Glendo, WY camping trip without a beautiful sunset!