While we were camping this weekend, we were taking a walk down the beach and we came upon this pile of painted rocks. The creativity, the time and the effort was moving to me. It was, to me, what camping is. Families coming together to do something out of the ordinary and neat.

We decided to go back to our camper and create a rock of our own to place with the others. And we decided to make it a tradition. At each campground we visit, we plan to try and paint a store and leave it somewhere to make someone smile.

We don’t have many traditions yet. We are a young family just starting out, but we are happy to have the opportunity to make some.

What traditions do you have?

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.