Overall, we had a great time. Especially since we slept in our "vacation lodge." I find it quite humorous that any tent would have the word "lodge" in it.
We were the first to arrive, so we ended up with a campsite with a breathtaking view of the nearby lake and mountains. We spent all day Saturday exploring the area, throwing rocks into the lake and just enjoying nature.
(Not bad for a picture taken with the camera propped on a rock).
There were only a few drawbacks. For our first trip, this was a tad too primitive. There was no running water and the bathroom was basically a hole in the ground. One of my girls was terrified she would fall in the hole... can you blame her? We were all glad to be away from "the stinky potty" when we came home. Plus, while it was nice during the day (70's) it was literally freezing at night. In fact, the first night it may have been below freezing. The girls did great. Sue Sue burrowed into her sleeping bag each night and woke up nice and warm. They each slept in lined pants, a shirt, a jacket and a hat and seemed fine. Hubby and I had trouble sleeping but the girls woke up well rested each morning.
All in all, there were 8 families for a total of 25 kids (all triplets, except our family). The girls had a blast making new friends and visiting everyone's campsite and eating s'mores every night.
Here we are, six loads of laundry later (only 4 or 5 more left), exhausted and happy. My girls want to know if we can go camping next weekend, too!