We met our friends the Clarks at a state park in Arkansas for all kinds of fun. (Unless you happen to be pregnant and allergic to the, um, whole cabin.)
If that's the case, then you'll probably have to go back down the mountain to the nearest Wal-Mart to purchase an air mattress. The air mattress will take up the whole tent, which means that your family members can no longer sleep in there. So, they'll have to move either inside the cabin with the dust mites and cave crickets or into your neighbor's tent, which clearly demonstrates the differences in lifestyles of architects with 4 kids vs. teachers with 1.5.
The kids had a BLAST:
We bought slingshots during the same visit to Wal-Mart wherein I purchased the air mattress and John was thrilled to drink nothing but Capri Suns the whole time. We roasted marshmallows, made s'mores, hiked, swam, and stomped cave crickets. Overall, I think even I would've enjoyed it thoroughly had the cabin not been so dusty and had I not been so pregnant. Everyone else, clearly, had a ball, and we hope to make an every-other-year tradition.
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