Bullard’s Bar, California
Every summer we load up the cars and head north to Bullard’s Bar with the gang. The kids have come to love these weekends as they live in their swimsuits and find grand adventures around every corner. My kids like to use our reserves of water for their water fight.
This year we decided to try one of the remote camping sites. There is no running water at these sites but they provided us with beautiful views along the shoreline. With my camera in hand, I walked along the different paths to enjoy the beautiful vistas. The sun set behind our campsite but it bathed our views with beautiful golden light.
The open space between the camp sites and the water gave us plenty of room to lounge, play and eat. The kids played chase. The big kids tossed a football. The dogs ran in between all the action.
The beach was perfect for the kids to stay cool near the water. We often brought our food down to the shoreline to enjoy the day swimming and resting along the shore.
The marina was a boat ride away for ice cold treats to cool off in the summer sun or to buy any last minute items. Bring your air mattress with you for a quick fill. I’ll have to remember that tip for next time!
Clearly, Maxim was thrilled to have his ice cream cone. He also enjoyed feeding the carp at the docks as we loaded our cars to end the trip.
Some tips for remote camping:
- Pack light. It is such an easy concept but near impossible for us to do. When you’re lugging your gear around by boat, packing light is key.
- Create a master list of your must haves. Create that list and then split it among the group. We had 6 families. Did we really need 6 portable grills and 2 months worth of water? It would have been helpful to assign our ‘must haves’ out among the group.
What was your favorite summer adventure this year?