IMG_2104 (FILEminimizer)IMG_2053 (FILEminimizer)^^We named the ducks Aflac (white) Eurcle Gru (from the Office-Brown one) and McGowen (black and white one, because our black and white couple are the McGowens)  I didn’t get a picture of the McGowens so the duck will have to do I guess hehe.

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^Two of our friends^

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Bring a foam pad!  And lots of blankets are better than sleeping bags!

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Seriously bring a hammock camping!  It will be the best decision of your life!


So we’re back from our mini vaca.  It was much needed to say the least.  I haven’t been camping since I went with Daniel, his dad and sister back when we were engaged.
I was so nervous because I was searching campsites blindly.  I’d never been to New Braunfels, so I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  Thank goodness for Google reviews and images, ’cause that’s all I had to go on.  I found our camp site by miraculous chance…well actually that’s not true…I prayed really, really hard that I would find one, because everyone else was booked full for the weekend.  Our site ended up being perfect!  We were right on the river, and there were these 3 ducks we named Kylie would feed cracker goldfish to, that would come and go from our site.   Kylie was in absolute heaven.  Seriously, we should put a river in our back yard, she entertained herself for hours just throwing rocks into the water.

The water was freeeezing!!!  But being hard core as we are, we still went tubing.  Kylie loved that too.  And I was able to keep her above me so she didnt’ get wet…so NO mom shaming, ha.
K and get this.  The 3 of us get there Thursday before all the other Easter Weekend campers get there.  Then Friday our friends show up (yay) and so do a ton of other people.  The sites are just filling up constantly with RVs and tents, all but the two on either side of us.  Come Friday night still no one is in the campsites next to us!  Another tender mercy!  Heavenly father really knew how to take care of us this trip.


The town of New Braunfels itself wasn’t too exciting.  But there is another river called the Comal River that fyi is warmer than the Guadelupe that we camped next to.  And it’s a blast to tube down.

Camping is perfect for a quick get away becuase A. It’s super cheap B. You can camp pretty much anywhere

The city of Gruene is supposed to be adorable and fun…we didn’t get a chance to go visit, but we plan to the next trip

There is the Schlitterbahn water park


I’ve done lots of camping in my life.  My family and I use to camp a couple times a year, I would go every year with the young women group in my church etc.  And I’ve found that the less I bring, the less I complicate things, the less overwhelmed and claustrophobic I feel.
-You really only need 1 extra change of clothes if that, because (depending on where you go) you’ll most likely be in your swim suit 90% of the time
-Don’t bother with makeup.  Just don’t do it!  It’s not worth it.  In fact the couple of days without foreign products on your face will be good for your skin
-Keep food simple.  Especially breakfast.  There is nothing more annoying than having to build/wait for a fire first thing in the cold morning before getting to eat.  You just want food NOW.  So we brought yogurt and granola for breakfast.  Then later on would roast hot dogs or eat left over pasta salad.
-Bring lots of fruit.  It’s so easy to get dehydrated and not realize.  We seem to love eating while camping out, but forget to drink.  So try to make the foods you eat as hydrating as possible in case you forget to drink.



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