Our Accommodations

I talked to my sister today and she asked how camping went. She seemed a little surprised about our accommodations, so I thought I would post a few photos to show them to her.

I’ll start with the water situation. No Christina, there was no plumbing. This is what we had:

 

"Running" water

"Running" water

Two pipes in a creek. That’s it. And since there is no plumbing, this is what our showers look like:

 

Shower time

Shower time

Sponge bath. There was some hand soap available for serious dirt. And as long as we are talking plumbing, here is a look at the toilet situation:

 

The Potty

The Potty

Well, Chloe got to have a toilet. Since she is potty training, we brought one along for her. And she did so great! But for the rest of us, we got to be au natural, sans plumbing.

And what a great segue into our kitchen! Since there was no electricity, our refrigeration consisted of a series of ice chests. Thankfully we had a propane tank for the grill, which was used to cook everything and to boil water (so we wouldn’t get the “Beaver Fever”). Here’s a look at our cooking accommodations:

 

At the stove

At the stove

Daddy and his sous chef Chloe cooking some eggs.

 

Coffee!!!

Coffee!!!

 I would love to say that all that fresh, clean air was enough to wake me up, but I would be lying. I needs my coffee and there is no better coffee than camping coffee.

 

The kitchen

The kitchen counter

Yup, the kitchen counter is a piece of wood nailed between two trees. Sounds awful, but it was really quite beautiful. I wish I had this view from my kitchen!

Okay, so we have covered that we had no running water and no electricity. We cheated and brought some propane along… shhhhh, don’t tell! There was no air conditioner, unless you count shade from the trees. And there was no heat, which would have been nice once the sun set. So we built a fire. What is camping without a camp fire? Chloe was a good little helper and collected sticks for kindling.

 

Our Camp Fire

Our Camp Fire

The girls enjoying the warm fire

The girls enjoying the warm fire

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

You have already seen our tent in a previous post. But I thought I would show a few photos of Ella sleeping in the tent, because she is just so gosh-darn cute!

 

Shhhhhh!

Shhhhhh!

 

Nap Time

Nap Time

And the last thing I will mention is that we forgot to bring any toys for the girls to play with. Thankfully, Amy brought all sorts of great toys on Saturday. But we got there on Friday, so the girls were forced to play with what they had. For Chloe:

 

Pine cones and a paper bag

Pine cones and a paper bag

And for Ella:

 

Carabeaners

Carabeaners

They were much happier on Saturday… thank you Amy!!!

And that is all for this installment of McArthurs Go Camping. There will likely be several more installments, as I have hundreds of photos and so many stories to tell. Until next time…

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2 thoughts on “Our Accommodations

  1. Looks like fun! At some point we would love to go camping with you guys. Dennis has never been camping so we need to go with experienced people. Glad you guys had a good time.

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