Savanna has been to hotels in the valley and car trips to San Diego since she was a year old, but the vacation we just took to Minnesota had many firsts for her:

First time in an airport waiting for a plane (very long wait due to the Southwest debacle with their computer glitch)

First time on an airplane (slept the entire flight, since it was a very late night flight)

First time sleeping in a camper

First time at a parade in a small town

First time on a boat

First time in a lake (floating and swimming out in the middle)

First time in a kayak

First time tubing (she was with me on a tube, going slow behind the boat, and smiled the entire time)

First time eating corn on the cob (the corn was bigger than her head)

First time catching fireflies then letting them go

First time catching toads then letting them go

First time running around campgrounds, jumping and playing with kids she just met

First time taking a shower (I always give her baths, but there were no baths at the campground)

First time making smore’s around a bonfire

When I was little we camped and spent a lot of time on a lake, and I loved it.  Such a freeing experience, waking up when the sun came up, running around, playing in the dirt and water all day, being around a campfire and falling into bed, exhausted!  It was so much fun.  I wanted Savanna to experience that, and she did!  She was smiles and laughter the entire time.  I am so thankful we were able to take this vacation…these are memories that will last a lifetime, which are priceless!


2 thoughts on “Vacation

  1. This melts my heart! Camping is so fun for kids & somehow they stay occupied with all that nature offers. So happy to hear of all of her firsts & im sure there will be many more to come. 🙂


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