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    Senior Member Hedcase's Avatar
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    This is What It's all About

    I Had the honor of introducing a new person to camping this past weekend! It just happened to be my two year old son Griffin. My 4 year old,Cameron also joined us!! It all started with the packing which Cameron was more than willing to help with. They both were allowed to pack just two toys!! They didn't really play with any since they had so many sticks and hills to roll down We also had a playground at the campground. Fun was had by all, no major drama, no major accidents, only some scratches and dirt under fingernails and in the hair The more I watched these kids running around without the overprotective watchful eye of mom saying don't get dirty, don't throw rocks, don't do that, don't do this, the more I realized these kids need a yes weekend!! They did what they wanted to do with a little guidance from dad. We all had a great time! It was great to be able to do this with BOTH of my kids! I really hope everyone has had some kind of experience like this.
    This Is really what its all about Proud Father I am!!

    Cam And Griff Playin on hill


    Cam Being a good big brother

    Oscar the Camp Mascot

    Griff Eatin dirt after a fall from the slide

    Cam Chillin in the hammock!

    Oscar guarding the chuckbox

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    Very nice! I'll bet those guys wont be forgetting that trip (or you either)!!!
    Thanks for sharing that w/ us.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    It only gets better from here.
    If you think you're proud now, wait until they learn to do some things... pack their gear, build a fire, help cook. You'll bust a button.
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

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    Absolutely, nuff said.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
    Sean Emery

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    I've always said I'd never have kids...

    which brings me to my next point... did my mom offer you money to post this thread? Tell her she's going to have to adopt grandkids!

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    Sharing camping with my two boys these past 16 years has kept me younger than I deserve to feel.

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    Senior Member JerryW's Avatar
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    What a great trip for you guys! Enjoy them while you can...they grow up too quick.

    I'm looking forward to taking my new grandson camping and hiking. Maybe in a couple years as he's only 7 months old. I can't wait!



    Jerry
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    That really is what it's all about. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are camping with my Dad and brothers. I took my son on his first camping trip when he was 4 and he loves to camp still at the ripe old age of 8. Kiddo's got his own hammock and sleeping bag, just needs an underquilt now (Maybe one of Arrowhead's Lost River 2/3 UQ's). I'm planning on taking him on his first backpacking trip this coming spring.
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Awesome! I second the fact that they grow up fast. Take plenty of pictures and go out as much as possible NOW. As soon as they get teen friends or girlfriends, parents take a backseat.
    I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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    Yes that don't get any better,

    I am taking 2 of mine this weekend to the Texas Group hang, diaper bag and all........

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