Every year since I can remember (give or take a few missed), my extended family meets somewhere to campout in nature. Sometimes my mom and aunt(s) join, but its become more of a tradition for my dad, brothers, uncles and cousins. Now that many of us are scattered in various directions, its always fun to catch up with each other, teach the kids our traditions, and make new ones. This year we scored reservations at Pfeiffer Big Sur and for her first time camping Cecily got to sleep in a tent, snuggle around the campfire and hike some gorgeous trails with us. California is kind of the best.