I wanted to put this post up on Saturday morning as we were camping all weekend with friends, however the location we were at would not let me upload my pictures… and really, this post requires a visual. 😉
First… I don’t really camp.
I did, many many moons ago when the kids were young and we would do the tent thing and those days of camping and fishing and camp fires make for great memories – they do. Yet, and maybe some of you will agree here – when you get a certain age…. you no longer wish to sleep on the ground and wake up feeling sticky like you were wrapped in cellophane as you slept.
SO…. when this idea was first presented I was not excited about the idea.
Then I talked with our friends we would be camping with. They all have RV’s (we do not). Where they were staying had tent cabins you could rent so it was not exactly outdoor sleeping and it was not exactly sleeping on the ground. It did sound like a chance for Al and I to get out of the house. We are not big 4th of Julyers or really any holiday for that matter, but a chance to be with friends might be just what I needed.
The tent cabin (above) was not bad and the weather was perfect.
We went Friday afternoon and came home on Sunday evening.
Then we pulled into the camp ground and seen all the RV’s and tents packed into the space I thought, “Why would you do this?” Why would you spend all the money on RVs and the food and necessities to do this for a little patch of grass and a whole lot of bugs?
As the day turned to evening I started to see why people did this. While walking through the campground with Al and seeing all the groups of people gathering around grills and campfires, many RVs and tents in an area were groups of family and friends. I told Al, “It is social. People do this to hang out together. It’s low key, not a restaurant and not bowling or a movie. They are cooking together and swimming together.”
We did have a nice time. It was a group of about 20 but people were in and out with other things going on. Al and I had planned on leaving Sunday morning…. and then that changed to Sunday afternoon, and in reality we begrudgingly left Sunday evening.
As for coffee Monday this week… it happened. A few of you sent me pictures and thank you and I will post them now:
I am out… Library duties today 🙂
12 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…. There Be Coffee and Camping my friends”
I miss camping. We used to go up to the Boundary Waters at least twice a summer. Glad you ended up having a good time.
I camped as a kid (Girl Scouts), but don’t know if I could do it now as an adult for all those reasons you mentioned like bugs, heat and not sleeping on a comfy mattress. You all looked like you had a blast.
You are absolutely right…it is social…
Yeah, I have never been much for camping. I think I would melt if I tried to camp here right now – we’re sweltering. We do our socializing like that in our street with block parties!
Looks like you all had a great time. I loved camping when I was a kid and am trying to talk all my kids and grandkids into going when it cools down.
Sheila, the tent cabin looks cozy and fun! I love the outdoors, but I love my creature comforts. 🙂
I hate camping. lol
I hate camping….I like my conveniences. 🙂
The cabin looks cute, though, and you look like you had a good time. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Happy Coffee Drinking!!
You’re a good sport, Sheila. I’m not a camper – even though I did a lot of it growing up. I didn’t like it at all, lol. I get the hanging out around the campfire though. That’s cool.
I loved camping when I was young, especially as a teenager. I loved the smell of the tents…and cooking on a camp fire. Those tent cabins look good, though, and I probably would have to have one of those nowadays.
Actually, hotels are more my thing…lol.
Sounds like you had a great time – I like the idea of those tent cabins a lot!
I agree with you the you hit a certain age and no more camping. The RV may be more my style. I love a bed and a shower. I also love a great campfire.