Thursday, October 20, 2011

Camping at Brookville Lake

You know those travel memories that get better with time? This is not one of those. In fact, the more I reflect on our camping trip over Labor Day weekend at Brookville Lake, the more I realize what a total disaster it was. From horrendous weather, to parking tickets (yes, while camping!), to a bout with a stomach bug, it was not our finest hour as a traveling family. And yet it just hardens my resolve to get back out in the great outdoors and camp with my family all over again.

The location we chose was in no way a part of the problem. In fact, its natural beauty was one thing we really did enjoy to its fullest. I wrote about Brookville Lake State Park for Visit Indiana here.

On our one morning of good weather, we suited up for what we hoped would be several hours of fun in the sun at Brookville Lake's gorgeous beach.

Getting a feel for the sand.

And then The Arrow decided this was as close as he wanted to get to the water. He wouldn't take one more step, nor would he let us hold him.

Fortunately, there was a playground right off the beach, so my husband I just took turns watching him play while the other swam and relaxed. Not exactly the family experience we had imagined, but we made the best of it!

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby and Friday Daydreaming at R We There Yet Mom.

Speaking of R We There Yet Mom's blog, Rebecca was kind enough to allow me to guest post there this week. I wrote about some of my favorite off-the-beaten-path fun activities with kids in Indianapolis. Did you know Indy is hosting the 2012 Super Bowl this winter? These spots would be a great way to beat the crowds and have tons of fun with or without the kids in the Circle City!


  1. How do you get a parking ticket when there's not another soul in sight? That's one deserted place you're at there. Looks beautiful though.

  2. Despite the "kinks" it looked beautiful and peaceful!!

    Thanks for the Shout out!!! I loved hosting you!


  3. It looks beautiful - hopefully next time will be a better experience! It's only been a few weeks since you've been there though - it may still become a happy memory once more time has passed. I find that after a couple of years I've completely blanked out the bad stuff and they all become good travel memories. :)

  4. Wow, I say definitely go back and try again! Looks like a gorgeous camping spot. Except I think you're expecting, aren't you? In that case, sleeping in tent may not be the most comfortable bed for you right now. Good luck!