Camping at Fort Desoto

We have had many attempts trying to find the perfect weekend to go camping, so you can only imagine how happy we were when this weekend worked out so perfectly.  Sarah has been in town visiting with the boys and we thought that it would be so much fun to go camping on the beach, have them come meet us for a cookout, and to take the boys out in the canoe.

Now if you live in Florida you are probably thinking, “Are they crazy?”  Yes, it was hot; but we had so much fun.  Andy went out early Friday morning for the first come first serve walk-up lots, and he picked the best one.  It was western facing so we would see the sunset and the trees were thick on both sides of us, making it a little more private than others.  We headed out bright and early Saturday, excited to get our weekend started.


It had been a while since we used the tent, but once we remembered how it was put together…piece of cake.  We played down at the beach, had lunch at the campsite, and remembered how much we enjoyed camping; very relaxing and fun family time without the world of electronics.  Andy and Davy took the canoe out and had two dolphins swimming about 6 feet away from them, they were so excited.  David, Jenni, Sarah, and the boys came on over early in the afternoon just as the sun was hitting the western sky making it extremely hot.  In the shade we weren’t to bad, but down by the water…it was hot.  They stayed for a couple of hours and left right before dinner.  We cooked chicken bundles on the grill [chicken, corn, potatoes, onions, and parmesan, sage, and black pepper butter] and for dessert we hopped in the car to cool off a little and get the boys milkshakes.


The sunset was gorgeous, for fun we lit sparklers, and then it was time for bed.  This camping trip was very memorable for all of us, I will never forget sleeping in the tent together, and next time I won’t pass on bringing the fan.

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