Camping: Camping should be a member of our family. We love it as if it is one....
First Camping Trip with a Child:
I remember our first camping trip after we had K. I was scared to take him and I remember waiting until he was 2 years old. I'm not sure in my mind what made 2 the magically number but it was. We went for Mother's Day 2008 and it was far from perfect. I'm actually surprised I ever went camping again.
Camping Trip #2:
Somehow that dear husband of mine convinced me to go camping again. It actually wasn't that hard to twist my arm. Just as you forget how painful childbirth is....I believe I blocked out how awful that last camping trip was too. I'm glad I went. It opened up a whole new light on staying in a tent, being one with nature, and forgetting all the stresses and reality back at home!
Camping Trip with a Pop-up:
We did it!! Finally after several camping trips in a tent we decided to break down and buy a pop-up. We found a great deal on one from a family who only was selling it so they could purchase a bigger camper. They had great memories in the pop-up and I had no doubt that we would soon start creating those same memories with our family in it too.
Camping Trips with Two Kids:
It's spring....Beautiful weather! No need to wait until E is two years old. We decided to go out camping in a tent...with both boys. I don't believe the camping trip could have turned out better. We found one of our favorite campgrounds. We actually have plans to go back there this year! It was gorgeous.
So What's the only Next Logical Move:
Yes! We bought a camper! We decided after camping in a tent over and over again, watching the weather channel like a hawk to make sure we weren't in a tent during another severe thunderstorm, and proving to ourselves that our family is indeed a camping family...the next logical move for us was to take the plunge.