Just 3 weeks after our 2nd daughter was born the weather was fantastic. That meant that it was time to take her on her first camping trip. Since we took our toddler camping when she was about 5 weeks old, I felt it was not a big deal taking our 3 week old. My motto is take the leap and get out there, enjoy the experience and it will always make the next time easier. We stayed at Paradise Valley Campsite in Squamish, BC. A few things I loved about this campsite was the dense forest surrounding each of the campsites, the flush toilets and the showers. We were also really excited because we had two other families that were going to be camping with us. We really enjoyed having the kids all play together during the day and having the adult time at night!!
A few things I did not love were the unforeseen obstacles. Read on to hear about our adventures camping with our toddler and newborn.
Right after we put toddler to bed the first night a cop came up to our campsite to warn us that they are looking out for a fugitive that was camping at the same campsite!! He had been gone since the morning but there were dogs running around trying to find him and helicopters overhead. We also realized that the campers two sites down from us were NOT even campers. They were policemen staking out his campsite. In the end along with some other campers we figured we were probably in the safest place with all the cops. The guy was long gone and did not come back to the campground.
|The gap caused by the rock in the door.|