Changing from Family Day Park Visits to Family Camping Experience

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

15 Responses

  1. Candy o says:

    I love that you and your family are getting out there! I hope that once E gets bigger we will be doing more outdoor things too.

  2. susan says:

    I have always wanted to go camping with the family. It just seems like such a memory maker, and I am sure we all would have a blast. Looks like you did.

  3. I love the outdoors too, it’s one of the reasons why I love where I live – I never get tired of the view or take it for granted! I love the photo of you at the Grand Canyon, just stunning! I’ve never been camping, though, so when it finally does happen I’ll have to check out REI first!

  4. Jason Nail says:

    Yes and yes. There is nothing in the world more than I enjoy than taking my people camping. Nothing else even comes close.

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      That is awesome, Jason! I think Christmas while camping would be close but then you’d have all the gifts to deal with. Lol!

  5. This is such a great idea! I feel like (I don’t have kids yet) but the main “go-to” for family trips now-a-days seems to be day parks. growing up my dad took us to see a lot of the Texas “historical” parks and sites and I hope I can do the same with my children. I love Big Bend and we used to go every year! Looks like you had a great time!

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      I’m so glad to hear that your dad took you to Big Bend every year. I hope to make it an annual trip for us as well. It’s absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much, Anali!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I love day trips but enjoying the natural beauty around us overnight is not something I do often. However, I love hearing recommendations!

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      Threes nothing wrong with day trips. We still take them often. Many times it’s all we can schedule in. Check out for parks near you. Thanks, Stephanie!

  7. Looks like you had so much fun. My family enjoys the outdoors, but we’ve never been camping. I hope to do this when the kids are bigger.

    • Melanie Mendez-Gonzales says:

      Yeah, I don’t know how I would have done with my boys if they were any younger. This is a good age now.

  8. Connie Gomez says:

    We LOVE camping. My kids are already excited for our next camping trip hopefully this Fall. It’s so much, such a great family bonding experience. Excellent moment to teach the kids basic life skills and just relax and have fun! Great post!

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