My kids could literally spend all day playing on a sandy beach. So, when we started talking with our good friends about spending two nights and three days camping on sandy beaches as we floated a new to us stretch of the Yellowstone River, my kids were all about it.
Not at all to our surprise, we all had a blast floating, exploring, sleeping in tents and hammocks, and yes, playing in the sand. The kids even discovered how fun it was to fill their swimwear with as much sand as they could. The clean-up effort later, however, was not so much fun…but that’s what summer is all about. Sand in places it shouldn’t be, running amuck with friends, and playing with sticks and bugs and mud. And of course staying up way past everyone’s bedtime!
This trip is one that will surely go down in our family history books as the best weekend of the summer, and one we hope to repeat next year with new sandy beaches to explore and swimwear equipped to load up with sand!
Originally an east coast girl, Bianca now resides in the beautiful state of Montana in the Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park. She and her family spend most of their time together outside and enjoy camping, fishing, gardening, hiking, and floating the Yellowstone River in their drift boat. Bianca is a FINE ART LANDSCAPE and OUTDOOR FAMILY STORYTELLING PHOTOGRAPHER that specializes in documenting the lives of those families that love being outdoors just as much as her family does. It was through the BUSINESS OF TELLING STORIES WORKSHOP that she learned that IN-HOME FAMILY STORYTELLING was almost as fun as telling stories outside. Almost.