We went camping this weekend.
Our second camping trip since we’ve been married. It was fun.
I love the idea of camping. The campfire. The marshmallows. The peace of the outdoors. The fresh Air. Hiking. Great food.
However, camping with children has it’s drawbacks. First of all, I’m amazed that Hunter didn’t fall in the fire. He couldn’t stay away from the fire pit, and he always managed to trip on something. To add to it, the kids got very, very little sleep. For Hallie, it wasn’t so bad, she played all day and just wore herself out. Hunter on the other hand, got very little sleep and he was one ornery kid. Throwing himself on the ground, with many, many tears. But even with the many fits, it was still really enjoyable.
I like sitting by the fire with a book in hand, with Hallie running around with all her little friends “exploring” the forest. I enjoy the conversations around the fire after the kids go to bed, as well as the guitar and singing that goes with it. I love a good dutch oven dessert and our friend made a good one. I love the company of our friends. We’ve got some great ones and we really enjoy spending time with them. Even better is the fact that one of them has every piece of equipment you could ask for, including a hot shower! I like walking along tree lined paths. I love the sight of stars on a midnight blue sky, something we don’t see often enough with the lights of the city. It was a fun weekend trip. We’re already planning our next one…