Photo Fave: First camping trip with baby

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Author Shelly Rivoli camping with her first baby in the redwoods near Big Sur
Where does the time go? Good thing we take pictures.

I came across this snapshot while looking for a cute camping photo for my previous post (Camping with your Baby or toddler? Remember these tips). While it’s fun to see how tiny my big girl was on her first camping trip (3 mos, near Big Sur), I have to admit it’s a complete shock to see how much younger I look in this photo. I mean, it wasn’t THAT long ago, was it? 😉

(I can hear my mother, who camped with me as an infant, chuckling in the distance…)

Perhaps it was the sheer simplicity of going on a weekend trip as a family without trying to work it into a guidebook or blog post or article. Sigh. I’m happy to say that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Well, for the most part.

Sure, some work will still follow, but when I’m not working, I vow to be in the moment.  Well, when I’m not behind my camera taking 500+ photos of my amazing children, I will definitely be, for the most part, in the moment. In fact, maybe I’ll even be in the some of the photos this time around?!

There are times I just have to put my foot, and the camera down. But I’m so glad for photos like this!

How about you?

Are you or your partner able to disconnect from work when you travel with your family? I know many of you travel for your work  – do you have any tips for carving out some sacred “family time” in the middle of work trips with kids in tow?

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Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli
Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby

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