Wilderness With Kids - Ugh?

Floating the Arroyo Seco

Floating a lazy section of the Arroyo Seco River

One of my closest friends and her family joined my family for a car camping trip a couple of weeks ago. Things did not go exactly as either my friend or I had hoped.

The trip included car camping, as mentioned, and also floating down a not-so-lazy river in the Los Padres National Forest in Central California. My family had done this trip before, in 2016, and loved every second of it. The float down the river is a bit intense in that it's a combination of small rapids and deep swimming holes, and it involves floating on pool tubes down said rapids.

GoPro video of my step-daughter and I floating the river.