last week summer camp ended and my kids had a few days before school started so i decided to take some time off work and take them camping like i've been promising forever! mom had to work and there is a campground in the national dune park that's close to mom's work so she could stop by and hang out for awhile, otherwise it was guy's time the great thing about the campsite is it has 1st come 1st serve walk in sites. i reserved a site just in case because they've been filling up fast but we lucked out and got a walk in. i consider the extra money a donation to the parks and i'm ok with that our campsite how do you know when your hobbies are influencing your kids..... hand drill practice making a knife from stone one of the best things i love about living where i am is i'm about an hour from lake michican and the sand dunes, it's like i'm on the ocean with out the salt and worry of crazy animals. i don't have the mountains or an ocean but the lake and dunes are amazing and sometimes forget how lucky i am to be so close to them. they wanted to go the beach, how could i say no! the waves were absolutely crazy that day rock castles playing rock jenga. harder than you think!! [ kids helping with food kids wanted pancakes for breakfast i had my coffee and the breakfast of champions! a left over hamburger sandwich! i would take these yahoo's anywhere with me, despite the few meltdowns and kids being kids, i love them to death and had a great time!