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What Happens At An Autumn Campfire After The Kids Go To Bed

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All the elements were in place for this little multi-family autumn getaway a couple of weeks ago. A sea of camp chairs, a near-empty foil tray that used to have a few dozen of Tori's special home made cookies, aspen trees turning a sun-yellow color, headlamps on heads, special kids-only tent filled with community toys, fading glow sticks on the ground, yawning children slouching in their dads' laps, a fabulous moon, a sky full of stars, friendly chatter and jokes . . .

Photo of the Day: Mom's Day Off, Goes Climbing Instead

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You won't find too many folks who'll analogize parenting with multi-pitch rock climbing. Unless you come to, y'all. This is the place for that, obscure as it may be. The two, parenting and climbing, certainly do share few concepts but the only one that matters right now is this: sometimes you swap leads . . .

Gallery: 4-Day Family Adventure Travel to Puerto Lobos, Mexico

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At first, you think there's absolutely nothing to do at these little seaside fishing villages on certain empty stretches on the coast of Mexico. In one sense, you're right. No restaurants, no stores, no hotels. That's kind of a frightful thought, too, because I had talked a few friends to pack up thier kids and their dogs and their toys into their pick-ups and Land Cruisers and follow me to this, this . . . magical place at the end of a very long washboard dirt road. So, it had better be good. What happened for the next couple of days is revealed in this set of 50-some photos.

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