I’m back! A little off topic of fitness but I wanted to include my thoughts on rest, taking time off and finding mental clarity. I had a wonderful family camping trip to Cape Lookout State Park in Oregon. This was our first camping experience as a family. I’ve grown up loving the outdoors but never experienced camping when I was younger.

Lately my mind has been getting the best of me and I have not being able to ‘switch off’. Read more about my thoughts of taking a guilt free break. My mind has been cleared of all the unwanted disruption and I can think more clearly (sort of). Camping at the beach was wonderful! I promised a follow up to let you know how it all went.

This is my favorite picture from the entire trip. You may have seen it if you follow my instagram.

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Trip review:

We over packed, but that’s ok with two little kids.

Only mishap: Our air mattress had a hole in it and we didn’t realize till after we blew it up. So my husband and I slept on the ground with a couple blankets underneath for cushion. This made for a little body soreness. I think I prefer to be sore from working out instead.

I’m still sporting the awesome boot which makes me look very fashionable with a beach cover up.

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We purchased a rather large tent…it holds 10 people and there were only 4 of us plus our dog. It was more like a cabin. The kids loved playing it though.

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My family at Cape Lookout State Park in Oregon.

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Even Oz enjoyed some relaxing on the Tommy Bahama chair with the sand on his toes.

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One of my favorite things we did was take an evening stroll along the beach. I am getting quite tired of this boot and was bummed to miss out on the hiking around the area. But I was also grateful to be able to spend those evenings on the beach with my family.

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It was an overall successful camping trip and I’m pretty much sold on the idea of family camping becoming a tradition in our household. Of course none of this would have happened without my hubby…he’s practically taught me everything about camping. 🙂

I will try to keep this state of calm and worry free mindset, but I can already tell today that I’m antsy about things. Maybe another camping trip is in order all ready!