we did everything we set out to do and more.
we set up the tent by ourselves.
started our campfire,
then just relaxed and continued to feed our fire all nite long...
the first night got A LOT colder than we expected lol
we started out all sprawled out in our own respective places
(the tent is HUGE 18' by 10') it sleeps 9 so there was PLENTY of room
by the time we woke up we were huddled together like roaches lol tryna stay warm!!
we had to drive home to get long pants, sweaters and jackets, then back to camp we went!
we started another fire, then we went in search of the waterfalls
we had to pick the shortest, easiest, trail to hike
cuz the baby, but she was READY
she loved it.
we played at the water for a little, hiked bac down, then drove back to our campsite...
built our night time fire and settled in for the night.
we collected alot of fire wood from the other camp ground
we became experts at wood collecting
it was very relaxing out there,
no cell fones, tv's, computers
facebooks, twitters, blogs, people knocking on the door
you wake up whenever your eyes open.
build your fire when you get cold,
eat when your hungry
you're not constantly rushing
you eat slower,
you listen to the trees rustle,
feel the breeze,
watch the bees buzz,
you walk to wherever the bathroom is,
you sight see.
play with the water.
look for fire wood.
sit on logs.
lay in the tent listening to nature.
get away from everything and everyone you know.
let the kids run rampant
scream as loud as they want.
play with bugs,
"ninja train" lol
it was a beautiful trip
and i plan on making it something annual if i can!!
we learned alot from our first family camping trip.
of course we CANNOT get the tent folded so it'll fit back in the tent bag! :(
its like a map, you unfold it, and can never get it back the same again
we learned how to dress,
how to make a GREAT long, lasting, burning fire
what to cook
how long it takes to boil water over an open fire.
what amil likes, and doesnt like lol
and all in all how to get along witout alot of the bullshit and just enjoy each other with no distractions
young people barely go outside anymore
i encourage everyone to take a camping trip if you can
you'll learn alot about yourself and about the other people you take on your camping trip.
im definitely glad to be back home.
sleeping on a bed, instead of a bed of rocks lol
but its definitely a trip to remember!!!
enjoy life everybody
dont let anybody,
SLOW YOU DOWN!