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The topic for this week’s Friday with Friends (Jennifer at Trading Ashes For Beauty) is the 4th of July. When our kids were small, we did a lot of tent camping. The first 4th of July camping trip we took was when our boys were ages 3 and 5. We decided to go to the mountains in our state which is about a four hour drive. Back then, we drove a Toyota station wagon and we packed it tight. We didn’t know the mountains were such a popular destination for the 4th, so it never occurred to us to make reservations. We took off as soon as J got home from work on the third. We pulled up to the state park where we were planning to camp only to find out it was full. We had no idea where else to go! The ranger mentioned a private campground down the road. We went there just to be told that it was full, too. What in the world were we going to do? It was 10 P.M..... we had two tired little boys who had been looking forward to camping all week and we didn’t have a place to set up our tent. I guess the man saw how pitiful we were and felt sorry for us because he finally said, “Well since you are tent camping, I do have a little half-site available if you want it.” We said, “We’ll take it!” Turned out to be perfect. Just big enough for our tent and car and the picnic table that was already there. Boy, were we grateful! We had a great time on that trip. We hiked, saw fireworks, roasted marshmallows in our campfire, and our youngest son caught his first fish! We went back to that campground many times after that....but always with reservations!! :-)