Braving the Wilderness for Seashells

One of the things the Vances missed during their time in Switzerland was camping.  So, at the end of the summer, the Little Women decided to take their parents into the wilderness and see how it compared to their last camping trip.

They found a lovely spot at a campground near the southern Washington coast. Most of the other campers were there to dig clams and oysters for eating, but the Little Women were happy to just take their shells.

Nicolyn's Shells

Highlights from the trip included playing in the sand, cooking over an open fire, and sleeping thru the night even though the whole family shared one tent.

Clara Makes a "Sand Angel" on the Beach

Jenelle's Sandals

More pictures are here.