Tuesday, October 7, 2008


This past weekend was the Scout Family 1171 campout. Ethan and Emma were both given an award at the awards ceremony so of course we had to go! But the question is, did we have to stay the night?? I think the jury is out on that one. I now know that my loving husband would say "NO". I learned this weekend that he is not really interested in going to all the trouble to get the sleeping bags out, get the tent set up, bring a cooler full of food, and all the other stuff that is required to camp out...he does not like to do that for what he says is "One crappy, cramped nights sleep." Ok. Maybe he has a point. I'll admit it was challenging at times. The hardest part was that the kids were so excited to go camping that they did not nap at all, got to bed late, didn't get a good night's sleep, and thus, were somewhat cranky and disobedient. But the good points were that the weather was absolutely beautiful! It was in the 80s during the day and the 60s at night. A gorgeous breeze was blowing. NO BUGS!!! We got to see dinosaur footprints, go on a few nature walks with the kids, and just spend time outdoors. No TV's or computers involved. It was nice to get away and do something completely different for awhile. I still enjoy camping. But I have a feeling we'll just put the tent up in the backyard for a few more years until the kids get a bit older.


Julie said...

You are so brave. No way will anyone ever find me in a tent unless they invent one with its own private toilet, air conditioner, etc - I guess that would be a nice RV (wow, sounds like I may have a little diva inside!)

Looks like your family had a great time

Randi said...

You're brave. I can't believe you guys went with the little one. Way to go!

DeDe said...

I did not know that you were in this troop - You must know Mike and Laura Keltz - Laura and I have been friends since high school, some 24 years or so!

From what I understand ... get ready - there will be many more camp outs!