As a last minute decision, we decided to join Zach's family for a couple days of camping at Tropic in the end of July. I was dreading the drive, but it was okay. We stopped for a break and let Terran try out his new shoes. I knew that if we were going to be in the mountains, he was going to be exploring and would need some shoes, so we picked some up on the way out of town.
Nobody knew we were coming, so when we pulled up and Zach said "We heard there's a party...." the people who could see us freaked out and were so excited. Terran was able to meet his two cousins that are his age and Zach was able to fish - a ton. I was able to help Terran explore the rocks, weeds, dirt, and bugs and hike all over the pasture by the campsite. Zach and I got to clean up our tent in the middle of the night when Terran peed through his night diaper onto our blankets and sleeping bags, and then we got to clean up his spit up the next night. Terran actually slept about as well in the tent as he does at home, but his naps were miserable.
It was so fun to have Terran meet his two cousins and compare them all. Even though they are all related, they don't look alike at all! Terran is bigger than both of them and has a totally different personality. They were both happy to hang around the camp and play with their toys, but Terran had exploration on his mind!
Even though it was an extremely quick trip, we were glad we went. Hopefully, as time goes on, we can start camping more than once a summer!