Friday, July 10, 2009

full circle



Started out many years ago as a child camping in a tent, sleeping bags, the simple life....

Over the years have made the rounds of campers - pickup truck campers, motorhomes, travel trailers - with all the amenities - TV, microwave, fridge, gas grill.

But this weekend going back to the basics - back to tent camping.

Am I too old for this? Sleeping on the ground, getting up in the dark to find a bathroom? This weekend will be the test!

If I survive, have plans on trying backpacking next, overnight hikes in the mountains... LOL very ambitious I know - ask me about it on Monday morning...

But for now, looking forward to sitting in a camp chair by the camp fire looking out over the lake, kids and grandkids gathered 'round, telling stories, and of course eating s'mores!


~photo 27 January 2008, Carter's Lake

6 comments:

June said...

Sounds very peaceful to me...

Pam said...

This is our first trip back in time as well...been there, done that in every imaginable type of camping experience...today we leave with a new tent, new camp stove, but the same old sleeping bags! LOL We did manage to find a tent that will hook onto the truck so we can sleep in the truck and "live" in the tent. Found it at Cabela's...Ed is stoked.

Enjoy!!!

Jellyhead said...

Have a wonderful (and delicious - those s'mores sound so good!)weekend.

Alice said...

Have a fabulous weekend, Susan. Sounds great but not sure if I would be game. But then, I haven't been camping for about 50 years either.

Anonymous said...

HOPE YOU HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY SATURDAY!! ENJOY THE CAMPING WITH THE FAMILY!!

The Calico Cat said...

So, how was roughing it?
Happy Belated Birthday, my husband's was on the 20th!