We went camping this weekend. It was supposed to be beautiful, no rain in the forecast. Cool bike trail. River with a pretty beach…
We woke up in the middle of our first night out to rain pounding down on our tent and it never stopped. Luckily we had borrowed a canopy so we were able to cook and eat in relatively dry conditions.
Madison LOVED it. We’ve been watching reruns of “Out of the Wild” and she really wanted to go on a weeklong trek– living off the land (instead of a 3 day camping trip) so the cold and rain made it feel sort of like we were “surviving” — which, oddly, was TOTALLY COOL!
We were wet. We were cold. Our clothes were soaked from the rain (and flooded tent) but, thanks to about 5 neighboring campers, we got a roaring fire going and I tended that fire all day long! That fire WAS NOT going to go out (or we were done) because it was such a nice “moral booster”. There was a little store nearby and Wes made about 3 trips for more firewood. I think we could have paid for a nice hotel room for what we spent on firewood in one day.
This morning we woke up bright and early to brake camp in pouring rain and get the heck out of Dodge!
BUT WE HAD A GREAT TIME!
We haven’t been camping in 10 years. Now I remember why we generally go for a cabin for our “Out of the Wild”-like adventures!
What awesome fun did you have this LONG holiday weekend? Hope you were warm and dry!