Thursday, September 10, 2009

Two Room Cabins in State Parks

Back in 2007 I wrote about cabin camping in Oregon and Washington.

At the end of August we spent three days at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. It was very a nice place, and cabin 56 has a stellar view of Lake Marie.

The only problem was that Smiley, unlike when he went cabin camping at Silver Falls twice last year, no longer sleeps swaddled and is not used to falling asleep in any place other than his crib.

So he did not nap while camping, and despite being so tired did not go to bed easily either.

Later this month we'll return to Silver Falls and expect an improvement. Why? Because those cabins have two rooms! We will be able to keep the back room empty except for his sleeping area, and can safely do our normal bedtime routine of book, bottle with stuffed animal and blue cloth, and then alone bed with the door closed.

For the record, the only cabins in Oregon state parks with two-room cabins are cabins 1 to 6 at Silver Falls State Park and cabins 4 to 6 at L. L. Stub Stuart State Park. So those will be our camping haunts until Smiley develops more skill at falling asleep in places besides his nursery.

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