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.
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.