Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mount Rainier National Park II

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

The same day that my family hiked the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail at Mount Rainier National Park, we camped at the Ohanapecosh Campground with my friend Brooke and her family!  The Ohanapecosh River also runs through the campground, so Brooke and I decided to play on the rocky shores.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

It was out first camping trip together! Brooke lives in New York City too, so we see each other fairly often. Still, it was really fun to see her in a new environment.  We wore our matching Camelbak backpacks and carried binoculars so we could look for wildlife.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

Brooke and I had a great time climbing around and exploring until our parents called us back to our campsite.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

I was pretty excited to pitch our tent because it was a brand new tent! It was also Brooke's first time camping, so she was excited to learn how to put the tent together.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

My family brought our camp stove and camp cookware! The speckled blue chocolate pot has been in my family for a long time.  I loved helping to warm up the pot of cocoa from our campsite overlooking the river!  Brooke seemed to be having fun too.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

I was happy to bring Brooke a present to celebrate her first night sleeping in a tent - her own headlamp! It's the same one I have. I love mine and I hope Brooke loves hers too.

Inky at Mount Rainier National Park

That night, we slept really well! We were tired out from climbing and playing outside.  Brooke and I have a great time together when we hang out.  It even turned out that we had identical pajamas! The next day we had more adventures, but that night, we dreamed good dreams.

Have you ever gone camping? Where did you stay? Did you sleep in a tent, an RV, or under the stars?

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