We spent this past weekend with friends at Port Campbell holiday park and what a fun time we had. We couldn’t have asked for better weather (although my slightly sun burnt legs might have appreciated a few degrees cooler on Saturday!), better company and with that the unexpected addition of one of Ella’s classmates, her mum and twin brothers. The more the merrier. In the end we had 9 adults and 14 kids, no mean feat but everyone got along just fine.
We spent hours on the beach with the Dad’s engineering a swimming pool for the kids, (because clearly the ocean a few metres away was not enough). We were close to 7 hours that first day and the kids would happily have stayed longer in the same spot doing pretty much the same thing for way longer if we’d let them.
The freedom they have on a camping holiday is fantastic. Making new friends, scooting laps of the camp site, learning to negotiate the skate park, visiting the games/tv room and ducking past the tent whenever they needed a snack or a drink and everyone looking out for each other. Here are some photos.
That’s a Whole Lot of Kids!!
Their Very Own Swimming Pool!
AJ and Ella scooting
Ruby & Aiden having a chat
Go Kart Fun
Kids Doing the Dishes (shame we only learnt their enthusiasm for this on the last night!)
Hanging Out L to R – Poppy, Jake, Frankie, Kaleb and Charlie
Ruby & Poppy asleep in the tent
Mums Together L-R Marie, Shannon, Andrea, Danielle (sorry its the only one on my camera) and me
We arrived home late this afternoon and yes it’s a pain to unpack, load all the laundry and scrub everyone clean but will we do it again? Of course….when is the next holiday weekend?