September 7, 2008
The wife and I took the kid, now an alum of the infamous CPC Bunny room, to a camping trip at Deleware State Park (Ohio). Oh yea, it was with about 17-20 of her friends and their parents. About 40 or so people. Reluctant at first, I decided to give it a chance.
Aside from a couple bruises on the kiddies, a few accidents because the potty was about a 5 minute walk, and a slightly unusual bunch of "boy scouts" (none were under 45 years old) in the adjacent site, all went spectacularly well. The kids encircled the adults around the fire screaming and playing happily for what seemed 36 straight hours.
I'm actually looking forward to doing it again.
After I get some sleep tonight.
[ps, I found a nifty device to refill 1 lb propane bottles using your 20 lb propane tank, here at Amazon. Very cool for the camping stove.]