Before we went on our trip to Mt. Rainier, we spent the weekend camping at Newhalem with our dear friends Mark and Salle (and their dog, Carl). Friends Dawn and James came up from Bellingham for dinner one night too – it was quite the party.
Since we struggled so much with sleeping on our last camping trip, we decided to abandon the “schedule” parents are taught to stick to no matter what. Instead, we just kept going until she was so tired so could barely move. Worked great for naps and night time. Okay, so she didn’t end up going to bed until 10:30 at night, but at least there were no screaming fits.
We had a great time, and now feel confident about doing more camping with Ellie in the future.