Backbone State Park is the oldest State Park in Iowa.
Dedicated in 1920.
We went camping there last weekend.
It is one of our favorite parks in Iowa.
$6.00 camping fee per night.
I think it is the cheapest camping fee we have EVER paid.
And we've camped A LOT.
October is considered off-season for camping in Iowa.
That is why it was so cheap.
One of Punctuation Mark's favorite things to do.
Especially with daddy.
Love Bug spent a lot of time in the playground area.
Lots and lots and lots of sand.
Lizard Man did too.
But he tries to avoid the camera at times.
And it worked this particular time.
I wish I would have brought more sand toys.
But the kids did just fine with what we had.
It was the best weather for camping.
One of the best camping experiences for us.
And I know the weather had something to do with it.
Not even one.
This is one of my favorite photos from the trip.
Love Bug in her pink polka dotted pj's.
She's roasting marshmallows for me!!
I am the only one in our family that likes S'mores.
Using striped chocolate shortbread cookies.
My friend, Katie's mom Annette taught me how to make them.
I call them "Simple S'mores".
Easy for little hands.
And oh so yummy too.
Left Photo=My S'more
Right Photo=Love Bug's
And off to bed.
Photos from Day 2, to come sometime this week...