Sunday, May 8, 2011

First Camping Trip: Mothers Day

Do you realize how insanely expensive hotels are???? I didn't until last Thursday.

This weekend we spontaneously went CAMPING! Ok, confession, we have been camping one time in our whole marriage and actually that was while we were dating! So this was a great opportunity to learn and grow. And attempt to keep sane. I am happy to report we did all three and had fun to boot!
We also made a promise to ourselves: go camping more. it's not so intimidating really. I have always had this hatred for camp cooking... it was a mysterious Everest... one I really skipped around this weekend. (Sandwiches and snacks. A wedding reception. 1 meal out.) But I realize now it doesn't have to be complex or even involve a Coleman camping stove.

Here are some highlights...
Arrive LATE and set tent up via head light

Took a lovely walk
Drove to Charleston
Enjoyed a pic nic at Riverfront Park
Played in both fountains
Went to a wedding recption
Campfire for adults only

Broke down campsite
Drove to BEACH on Folly Island
Got sunburn
Napped N. on a blanket
Cleaned up
Drank half priced frappicinos
Ate Thai dinner with my sister and brother-in-law
Talked in the parking lot til the kids were delusional...
Drove home, happy.

1 comment:

Corrina said...

Looks like you had a blast! Is it my imagination or does Noah have red hair?! They're so cute!