Monday, September 10, 2007

Our first camping trip

We joined our church group for a camping trip in the mountains this weekend. Thanks to a borrowed tent and stove, we made it. The boys enjoyed running through the trees with their friends, and Jack and I enjoyed the luxury of their prolonged entertainment so we could chat with our friends. And, of course, being in nature always makes me feel rejuvenated--like I can breathe deeply again and not worry about things in the normal hustle and bustle of life. So, even though the air mattress we slept on made me feel as if I was on a boat about to capsize in the waves, and even though it was so cold at night that when Jack returned from the bathroom and wrapped his frozen self around me I was thinking about mutiny, we will definately go camping again.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Joy said...

Camping is the hight of family fun for us. I'm so glad you went. Keep experimenting with what you sleep on. We steer clear of air mattresses now. They leak air way to easy, and they are cold to sleep on. Our favorite camping pad is three, yes three layers of eggcrate foam pads. It is warm and pretty comfortable compared to most anything else we have taken with us. The trick is figuring out where to put it in the van. For now it works fine rolled up on the floor under the kids feet. We wrap our ground cloth tarp around it to help keep it cleaner, and it's a good way to keep the ground cloth too. Your kids look like so much fun. It is good to see them enjoying the trip.

Elizabeth Joy