You have to approach camping with an open mind. That’s what
I did when my husband suggested going camping on Memorial Day weekend along with
other family members.
|OUR CAMPSITE. IT WAS SO CALMING.|
I was a little worried … you know … about facilities, cleanliness,
sleeping in a tent … a whole lot of other stuff. You know, I do like the comforts of home. I’ve
never camped. (I slept in a tent once – one night. It was
next to a house. So that does not count as camping.)
I decided to keep an open mind. Plus I felt pretty
comfortable. The other four members of our camping party have lots of
experience – even the almost-4-year-old little man has more experience that I
|COOKING ON THE FIRE. |
I decided it was going to be an adventure. And, it was. A fun one. Yes there is a lot of work prior
to even getting to the place. Lots of packing – you have to take everything.
You have to plan and shop for the meals – no restaurants on the premises. As this was my first time, it was
overwhelming. I was exhausted before I
got in the car and on our way. I was so
anxious to get there; I made for a very frustrated and cranky co-pilot on the
Once we got to our destination, all worries went away. I was
surprised, I really got into it. I learned a lot. Now, I sort of have an idea on
how to pitch a tent, how to cook over a fire, how to crawl in and out of a
tent, how to cook without having a sink nearby ….
|IT WAS NICE TO SIT BY THE FIRE|
Our trip was only two nights. But, it’s a start, for me. We
camped at Locust Lake State Park in
Schuylkill County. The place is beautiful. We enjoyed a couple of beautiful days. The
temperatures were cool … so no bugs. The nights were pretty cold. We had
prepared for the cold nights. But, I was still cold. I think we all were. We survived though. I did not want to come back home so
The town is a fun place to visit. On our way there and back,
we rode through some pretty small towns and hamlets.
Now, I don’t know that I would do if it is stormy – with thunder
and lightning …