First of all, I want to say "Thank you" to the Lord for our beautiful new house. I actually have a post written all about it, but just don't want to publish it yet (shrug).
Yesterday, my good friend Katie came over with her kidlets to check out the new house. We were talking and hit upon the subject of camping, as she just went camping with some friends. She was telling me all about it, and it just struck a cord with me.
I've camped once. In California. I was deathly afraid that a bear was going to come and attack us in the middle of the night. Besides that, it was fun.
We haven't done it again, since. And we should. We have three boys. They need it.
So, it's "on the list". We have no equipment, so will need to save some money and collect some gear before we can go. Hey, by the way, camping equipment makes great gifts!
Based on Katie's recommendations, we are going to try Ponderosa or Christopher Creek first.
Funny: our new house is next to a park. We love it. We've being trying to spend as much time there as possible before it gets too hot.
Last night the weather was beautiful so we stayed out until it got dark. The kids rode bikes, dug in the sand and played on the equipment.
Jim said "This is what you do when you camp. This is "staycation camping". The only thing missing was hot dogs and smores, lol.