It was a great time because it was the first campout I've taken Jacson on. He had a total blast playing in the sand (we camped on the beach of the Prince William Sound at the mouth of the Kenai River), clobbering red salmon on the head, eating s'mores, and laughing with friends around the fire. It rained on us the second night so we had that wonderful experience of tent camping in the rain. Ever camped on wet sand with a 7 year old...no matter how much you say "knock the sand off of you" it doesn't make much of a difference.
I am grateful for good friends, new friends for my son, the beauty of the water with the mountains in behind, and another Alaskan memory.