As we arrived at our campsite the kids were thrilled to discover piles of melting snow still hanging around in the shady corners. We were moderately unprepared for the cold night time temps but managed with a double layer of jammies for the kids and the adults all sleeping in (the same stinky) hoodies each night.Is your food stored properly RIGHT NOW? During our first meal at the campsite I was so jumpy about bears that I felt like snatching everyone's sandwich right off their plate to toss it back into the bear box. Eventually I settled down enough to enjoy camping meals a bit more. Matilda was really into helping with dishes. Hopefully she maintains this enthusiasm as we move into our new house with no dishwasher. It's not camping without marshmallows and tiaras.