Okay, really, these are the first camping pics I’ve posted, but the title worked. We camped for three nights at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin during Spring Break with some good friends. Because we were so close to home, we had several other friends come out and hang with us too. The weather was completely perfect and it was our first rainless family camping trip.
I wanted to make sure we had plenty of power on hand, so I reserved us a site with 50 amps, while the other two fams we were with did the right thing and got 30 amp sites. Because the park was full last week, they told us we couldn’t switch sites to something close to were the others were camping. We practically had our whole site set up when the park ranger came by and told us they would let us move. So we totally broke down everything and moved it to another area and reset it all. But we had a perfect spot.
I finally got to hang up my hammock that I bought in Brazil back in 2002 and spent a few restful moments chilling out on it.
There was a burn ban in effect when we arrived and we were told the soonest it would be lifted would be on Wednesday, which was a bummer because s’mores are an essential part of the camping experience. On Tuesday afternoon, the burn ban was lifted. That gave us two nights of campfires.
There are a couple of hiking trails that were beautifully scenic and they had a few hidden treasures (geocaches) along the way.
Overall, it was the absolute perfect camping experience. It was very needed and we made some awesome memories together.