Monday, July 21, 2008

10 Reasons I Loved Camping

Dave decided we should go tent camping (yes...that says "tent"). I would not have come to that decision on my own. Ever.

Here's my list:
  1. Dave did everything. I mean, I ASKED what I could do to help. I also happened to pray that he would refuse my offer. Prayer is powerful and effective. W00t!
  2. It's relatively cheap. I would rather camp than go to Cedar Point or something like that. Whenever I have to spend a lot of money, the fun factor goes down for me.
  3. I pushed my limits (with a two year old on my hip). We crossed a bog on a floating bridge made of plastic with no railings. The muck seeped in as we walked and I had to pretend to be excited to see a slithering salamander at my feet.
  4. The food is fun. Candace had her first s'more, I had a cherry "mountain pie," and we made smith's hot dogs and blueberry pancakes.
  5. Campfires are wonderful things. How is it that it can be 90% humidity, but people still sit around campfires? I don't know, but I did it. It's mesmerizing. Also, I think the fire has a secret power to bring out good conversation.
  6. Our camp chairs rock. We bought them randomly while on our honeymoon. I'm glad we did. I could sit in one for three days straight.
  7. It's peaceful. Our particular campsite didn't even have the sound of crickets. It was amazingly silent.
  8. Air mattress. Enough said, I think.
  9. Our tent doesn't have a roof. It has a fine netting, but you can see the stars. The rain protector is put on separately.
  10. It was another mini-adventure with Dave. He's really great at creating experiences and making memories. Our kids are going to love him for that.
I'm sure Dave will post pics and details over at his blog.


Anonymous said...

It was fun to see you guys randomly down there. It made my day.-Kelly

Anonymous said...

Chris loves camping, I got out of it this year due to the obvious. I have to say I actually miss it! Other than the bathrooms that is...

Lora said...

When we see hikers with young ones, they always have them on their back-sometimes in this pack like thing. Never on their hip. I swear Up & Down that is what is wrong with my right hip today, carrying big babies around.

j*amy said...

awe that sounds aweeeeesome. i want to go camping!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you did this. It seriously is an obstacle that you needed to get over, for the sake of your husband. I'm so proud of you.

I couldn't believe I liked camping, either. I don't think I could do deep woods camping EVER, but car camping (where your car is no further than 100 yards away and there are flush toilets)--FINE!