Camping Adventure at Lake Belton

If you’re looking for a new place to go camping around Austin with the family or friends Cedar Ridge Campground on Belton Lake is a great little get-away. It’s far enough from home that you feel you are going on a mini-vacation but close enough that you don’t have to drive hours.

Tara and Dr. Elyse Cronin Barron with their kids camping at Lake Belton in Temple, Texas

Tara and Dr. Elyse Cronin Barron with their kids camping at Lake Belton in Temple, Texas

This past weekend Dr. Elyse Cronin Barron and I took our families on a little adventure at Belton Lake. Packing the kids up is always an adventure in its self, as some of you parents out there know, but once we got out there it was a blast! We had a perfect campsite right on the edge of a small slope looking over the lake (Site 12). Izzi and Kinsley took off to play down at the beach right while Dr. Cronin and I put up the tents . I’m sure it was hilarious to watch us, with the wind blowing and Dr. Cronin’s tent trying to blow away while we were staking it down!

 Once camp was set, it was time to relax and enjoy the view.  Baby Zane was really enjoying being out in the sun, even though he wasn’t allowed to crawl in the rocks like he wanted!  Zane (my boyfriend) and Cade met us down there, we started the  fire blazing and hotdogs cooking over the grill. The little girls didn’t last too much longer after marshmallow-less smores (Dr. Cronin forgot them…) or as we affectionately called them, chocolate sandwiches, and snuggled up together in the tent.

The forecast called for near freezing temperatures but we were prepared!  Luckily, I had come prepared with lots of heavy blankets, but let me tell you it was not easy keeping the blankets on with a squirmy 3 year old who wanted the entire air mattress to herself.  We made it through the night though, had a yummy breakfast around the fire and packed it up! We had so much fun, and can’t wait to do it again (when it’s warmer that is!).


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