In the “Is Father’s Day a ‘day on’ or ‘day off’?“ debate, I chose to have a day on with my kids this year.
I packed up the boys (6 and 3) for a 3 hour car ride, and a 30 hour camping adventure. It was the youngest’s first time camping and he was bursting with excitement.
My wife didn’t come because, well, she doesn’t like camping. For the past few years, I’ve been trying to shed my city slicking skin by getting the boys into the backcountry as much as possible. We climb mountains, go fishing, and camp. I suck at all of these endeavours but, dammit, I try and I have fun camping with kids.
So for one weekend it was just me and the boys, a new tradition begun of the men in the family becoming one with nature and what better day to do it than Father’s Day.
My blogging handle is DadCAMP, click through the slides below for details on this adventure of 1 Dad, 2 Kids, and a tent.
All images via Buzz Bishop. No use without permission.