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Latino Family Camping Trips Are So Much More Than Some S’mores And Campfire Stories. Here’s What It’s Really Like

Movies portray camping trips as calm nights with campfire stories, smores, and sing-a-longs, but taking a camping trip with your Latino family is a completely different story.

They usually don’t include s’mores, but they’re so much more fun…

If one thing is certain about camping with your family, it’s that it’s going to be tight in the car.

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Not only because you’re going with your entire family, but you also all tend to overpack.

When you finally arrive and get to stretch your legs, you’ll have to deal with the hassle of unpacking everything and building the tent.

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Which might actually take all 20 of you to accomplish.

But after the hard work is done, the fun begins…with shots.

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The tío in the middle is already regretting the hangover he’s going to have in the morning.

But be careful, you don’t want to pass out outside of your tent.

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Not the best idea.

Or your family will take advantage and begin to mess with you.

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At least these guys are mature enough not to write on his face. Cuddles never hurt anybody.

So here are a few words of advice: try to make it all the way to your tent before you fall asleep.

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Even if you literally crash into it.

And you know a family camping trip isn’t a real camping trip without throbbing hangovers.

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At least it’s a sign that you had a lot of fun the night before, right?

But with great hangovers come delicious food.  How else are you going to cure those hangovers???

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Nothing better than a classic BBQ, with fresh food and ice cold micheladas.

Since there’s no wifi, all of the younger kids resort to random (and usually dangerous), outdoor activities.

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They might break an arm, but hey they’re kids…like your mom says, “déjalos, para que aprendan.”

Meanwhile, all of the dads sit around sunbathing, sipping on beer, and trying their best to look cool. ?

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Los compas bien chidos.

Whereas your mom and tías sit around sipping on cocktails ~*muy fancys*~, cracking jokes and exchanging chisme.

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The stronger the cocktails are, the juicier the chisme gets.

But camping nights aren’t complete without a live DJ:

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This “live DJ” is actually your primo with his speaker and aux cord.

This leads to all sorts of dancing.

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Usually to El Caballo Dorado’s classic “Payaso de Rodeo.”

You might run into some difficulties, but through bonding experiences like this camping trip, you realize that together you can solve anything.

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Because that’s what family is for.

As much as it might’ve been a drag to coordinate this trip, you know you won’t want to pack up and leave. You’re going to miss your family so much. ?

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Because camping trips with your family are honestly such a blast.


READ: 9 Stressful Moments Every Latino Experiences When Traveling With Their Family


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