Roughing it


realtentSomehow, I managed to make it to the age of 40…something having never gone camping.

It’s not that I’ve never had the opportunity. The Boyfriend and friends used to go white water rafting every summer and I was always invited, but the whole prospect of sleeping outdoors and being far away from indoor plumbing. I’ve always joked that my idea of roughing it was staying at a hotel where no hairdryer was provided.

I’m not sure what’s changed my perspective. Maybe it’s the realization that a couple of days away from my comfy bed wouldn’t be that difficult. Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis and camping is a hell of a lot cheaper than a sports car. More likely, though, it’s knowing that life is too short not to try new things.

So, next week, The Boyfriend and I are headed out to a local state park for two days and nights. Our plan is to ride bikes, hike and bird watch, and maybe do a little swimming–but that’s probably doubtful given the temperatures this summer have been on the cool side. With luck, the Perseids will be putting on quite a show for us to see through the screened ceiling of home away from home.

One thing I know for sure, though. I will be eating my very first campfire s’more. And quite possibly my second, third and fourth. 😉

One thought on “Roughing it

  1. O.M.G. what a concept. The fact that this will be your FIRST campfire S’more, is astonishing. Especially since you have 2 boys! Take your bug spray and fave pillow and have a blast!

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