Turner's First Camping Trip

This past weekend we thought we would celebrate Turner turning 7 MONTHS OLD by going on his first real hiking/camping trip.  He went on his first hike when we were in Hawaii, but this was his first real overnight trip.  Jesse and I have been aching to get into the woods, so once Turner's pack finally came in the mail, we immediately made plans for the weekend.  Jesse searched for a good place for us to go... for our first trip out, we wanted somewhere relatively close, with good trails, and a campground. We ended up going to Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland, just an hour and a half away.  Fun fact: it is actually where Camp David is located.  It was beautiful and the weather was perfect during the day.  The night was cold and neither Turner nor I slept very well, but overall it was a great trip!  It was very nice to get away from the city and spend some time in the great outdoors.

This is the only picture we have of the 3 of us with Turner in the pack... not good of any of us, but that's what you get when you give an old stranger the iPhone.


  1. Looks like a great trip. Did Turner sleep in his own tent?

  2. Just seeing this comment! NO WAY! He slept in between us. Just brought along the small one for him to play in during the day. I think a lot of people thought we put him in his own tent.

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