May is when my family and I start really solidifying our summer plans, starting to block out chunks for camping and visiting out-of-state family. To get a little inspiration, I spent some time clicking through Offbeat Families archives looking for great ideas for things to do this summer. Join me in some schemes, and then tell me… what are YOUR family plans for this summer?
Doodling back through our camping archives, we’ve totally got posts for car camping, tent camping, and back packing. We’ll be sticking to car camping this year… I hope, once our van comes back. (It was stolen last month, and is going through a vigorous 12-step rehab program thanks to our car insurance, complete with biohazard cleaning, ozone shock therapy, mechanical work, and body work.)
I wrote last year about taking my son to his first music festival and how in many ways it clarified our family values. It was a life-changer, for sure! We’ll be headed to the Beloved Festival in Oregon again this summer — will we see some of you there?! I would love to have an Offbeat Families meet-up on the dance floor!