Some wonderful, sweet and generous friends lent us their fab pop-up camper for the trip and I have to say, we are completely hooked on camping this way now.
The first thing I did last night after everyone was settled in back home, was get on Craigslist and start pricing used pop-up’s and dreaming of the curtains I could make, the fabric I would use on the seat cushions…. Someday (fingers crossed) we will be proud owners of our own little camper.
This is the boys bed all made up with a view of the tent-ing campers
the boys bed in reality… I love the contrast of all these patterns, including Miles’ camo shorts. The story of my life right there in one picture.
I loved the few moments I was able to lie in there and read, surrounded by the sun and shade and perfect breeze, but with the screen to protect me from the bugs. The weather was absolutely perfect all weekend and I know we have been spoiled by it. But I am so grateful that our first big camping adventure as a family was such a lovely experience and not ruined by the rain of the previous weeks or the extreme heat we know is coming our way by August.
Family table set for dinner. I was determined to take and use all our cute picnic stuff. Also I was trying to camp as green & budget conscience as possible. Using what we have on hand, not creating too much waste etc. Once when I was washing dishes in a bucket of water, one of the other camping kids came up and asked “are you doing things like in old times?”
As my Sweet Man said on the way home “well we had about as much fun as you can legally have!” I would have to agree wholeheartedly.
Now, it is time to unpack. Darn.