We started out years ago when Tyler was little with a pop-up tent camper. It didn't take us long to outgrow that. We were fortunate to pick up a 26 foot camper last year for a song. It needed a little work but was otherwise in great shape. It's so handy - everything can stay packed and when you want to go, you can just load the fridge, hook on and go. I guess I've reached the age where heat, hot water and a decent bed really make a difference in my life :)
Over the years Steve has collected several strings of "camping" lights that he likes to string up around the the campsite. Tree branches were spread out at this particular site so we had to make due. Mr. "I'm always prepared" (my DH) happened to have a ladder in the back of his worktruck (which he NEVER leaves home without :) I was designated to climb the ladder as I weigh less than the rest. They promised they wouldn't let me fall. After alot of good natured bantering, the lights were all up and looked really cute when night fell. Steve was happy and that's what mattered.
I love breakfast cooked over the open campfire - our own bacon, sausage & eggs :) We certainly ate well this weekend. We will all need to diet the rest of the week. We enjoyed our evening campfire, of course, the s'mores being the best part. The kids had sparklers and a friend of ours sent us with a bottle of home made blueberry champagne.
Our lives are all so busy that it almost requires as much effort to relax as it does to work. I was edgy for a couple of days - I kept feeling like I needed to get out of my chair and do something. It was worth the effort for sure :) Thank you Brian, Kelly & Kelsey for a great time - we are all looking forward to doing it again soon!