This post should actually be titled I survived camping and I actually liked it!!!! Shhh though we can’t tell Jon that he was actually right. He swore I would enjoy it, but I was just terrified. It was very outside of my comfort zone, but I loved it and look forward to making it a yearly tradition.
We were a big group with a grand total for 30 people on an island in Lake George. Our group included 14 kids and Hudson and Asher were in heaven. It was chaotic having so many kids there, but it was also part of the fun and it was always nice seeing other parents dealing with all of the same tantrums that occur with the 5 and under crowd. We all totally got it each other and everyone was helping with all of the kids.
I did a lot of snapchatting while camping. We didn’t have bathrooms, but AT&T actually had cell service on the island! Very funny. I got better service than I do in some parts of my house.
I did take photos as well so here is a peek of our camping trip:
We rented a boat from Snug Harbor Marina in Silver Bay and got our first view of the lake.
The boys enjoyed playing captain before we took off.
We also stopped at another marina called, Huletts Landing and it had a cute market with lots of goodies that are locally crafted in the area like this yummy ice cream.
Most of time there was simply spent playing around the island and fishing and lots of eating! Everyone bought way too much food. We had also picked up a little inflatable boat with paddles and Jon and Asher had a lot of fun going around the island.
Hudson got over his fear of bugs and fell in love with a caterpillar I found.
On Saturday night we set up an outdoor movie night with our DIY movie screen a projector and a movie on our ipad!
The dock on our island:
It was just so pretty! The sun was always shining and the water sparkled like crazy.
I didn’t take a ton of photos, because once we all arrived and set up camp the island was just full of our stuff! It looked like a tent city instead of a beautiful abandoned island, but regardless it was a lot of fun.
We all survived camping and here is a picture to prove we were all there!
On the way home we drove around a bit and Bolton’s Landing was a super cute town by the marina. We even went into actual Lake George Village and their main street area, but it wasn’t my favorite. It was very crowded and full of a lot of trinket shops, but parts of it still had bits of charm throughout and lots of activities I know the boys would have enjoyed. Perhaps time we will check it out a bit more.
I’m already planning my next trip to the area and I think I’m going to want to try out this new campground called, Adirondack Safari. This momma needs a little glamping. While I really did enjoy camping I must admit the amount of gear we had to pack, install, and then repack up was insane and took up a lot of time. My entire ride home was spent dreaming up a camping concierge business.