Lessons Learned While Camping

We’re back from our camping trip, and once again so happy to have such wonderful friends to do this with every year.

Here’s a few lessons learned this go-round…

  • If you precook your potatoes before camping, you can slice them and layer them with goodies in foil pouches and they’ll be perfectly cooked, tender and divine.
  • A handful of popcorn kernels in a hand-held campfire popcorn popper will make approximately 85 cups of popcorn.
  • There is no such thing as an air mattress that stays inflated overnight.
  • Bring extra socks.
  • Bring extra shoes.
  • You can’t rush a small boy while hiking in the woods.
  • Good friends are worth long drives.
  • Never trust women who leave the dads in charge and pop into town “for just a few minutes” to get supplies.
  • Camp stoves are for sissies.  ;)
  • Roasted watermelon is really, really not a good thing.  Like so much else in life, kids won’t believe you and it’s another one of those lessons they just have to find out for themselves, though.

  • Really.

We had such a fun time we extended the fun and one of the friends came back to our house for a sleepover the next night.  We ate junk food (how ironic that we ate fancy meals cooked over the campfire in the wilderness, and then pizza and chips at home!), watched a video and put the sleeping bags back to good use on the living room floor.

It was a wonderful time, as always.  It didn’t even pour down rain!

But I love my bed.  :)

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Lessons Learned While Camping

  1. April

    As soon as I read the part about “at least it didn’t pour down rain” I was sooo jealous :-)

  2. Kez

    Ewww, roasted watermelon! :)

    Sounds like a great time!!

  3. katherinemarie

    Cheers for your end of the summer camping adventure! ROASTED watermelon— OH MY— I can’t stand ice cold watermelon… so the thought of hot makes me get goose bumps. BUT the JUNK food treat sounds marvelous— what a treat! WE ate tons of junk food on our camping trip too… yummmmm…. ARe you ready for the magic and wonder of FALL!? xoxoxoxoxo!!!!!!!!

  4. Stacey

    I wondered that about air mattresses. Ours leaks, my sister’s leaks, and my friend’s leaks.

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