Monday, October 12, 2009

4 Days of Camping Bliss...

I am beyond excited for our upcoming camping trip. The best way to enjoy a vacation, is to be - in my opinion anyway - well prepared :-) I have a bit of a reputation for my packing lists and how thorough they can be. What can I say, I don't want to worry that I've forgotten something and being well prepared keeps me relaxed going into a vacation. To me there's nothing worse than driving all over a strange city and trying to locate a Walmart looking for the salt & pepper or dog food you forgot to pack. Ugh. (Can you tell we've been there?!)

It's just us and the boys and guaranteed to be a relaxing time with reading, horseshoes, playing with the boys in the dog park and lots of sleeping in. Jason and I haven't had a weekend away or a vacation for just the two of us since....hold on I'm checking the calendar....whoa, over a year actually. It was September of 2008 when we went to Indianapolis for a concert - yikes, that sucks. We've had plenty of trips to visit family, or family out visiting us, along with two Small Group camping trips, but not a single weekend away just us for over a year! Yeesh! No wonder I'm so excited!!!

We also have a great menu all planned out so we'll be eating some serious grub while we're there. Let me give you just a sampling of our menu - marinated chicken & vegetable skewers bbq'd, grilled corn on the cob, baked potatoes with stuffed cheeseburgers and baked beans, cowboy omelets and pancakes with scrambled eggs and bacon. Oh you're drooling now aren't you? And of course, I'm bringing some pumpkin bread in honor of the fall season and some homemade cookies.

I love to camp and I know that surprises some of you - but if done properly with an air mattress, flannel sheets and a soft duvet, it is pure heaven sleeping in the fresh air and cooking over a fire. Just make sure to bring a doormat to keep the mud out of the tent and a broom nearby to swat at insects or spiders. And there you have it! A perfect camping trip :-)

Haa ha - check out these doggy sleeping bags!
Check out this trailer - now this is camping in style!
Now I'm not this bad, but maybe kinda close (well ok, I was this bad before I got married)I won't guarantee any pictures, because right now I have acne like a 14 year old boy and I'm not planning to wear makeup every day out in the woods. But maybe you'll get a couple of Jason and the boys. And let's pray for great weather shall we? The first time we went camping, we slept on the side of a hill and had to keep inching our way up our bed throughout the night and the second time we went camping it rained half the time leaving mud EVERYWHERE - it was sick. So Lord, please give us some great weather and a level campsite!

6 comments:

joyofcooking said...

Do you actually have those sleeping bags for the dogs? Those are awesome! Our dogs would never stay in the sleeping bags--they'd just end up in ours.

Kim said...

Ha haa, no we didn't buy those sleeping bags for them. But I wouldn't be surprised if they used them. They love their beds but this will be the first time that they're not going to be crated while in the tent with us. I have a feeling the air mattress is going to get cozy very fast.

Anonymous said...

I still refuse to call it camping, Princess and the Pea. You forgot to mention your netting around the bed and dressers. I remember how shocked and embarrassed I was the first time we camped together at family camp. lol. But I sure did sleep well. : )
Kristin

ReSoNate said...

My idea of camping is to borrow Mom & Dad's trailer.

Katrina Hope said...

Kris, I LOVED camping like that with her...especially the family camp you ended up not sleeping up there and we stole your airmattress too and put it under our delish, flannel-sheeted air mattress. It was lovely.

Kim said...

And Kati if you remember, not only were we completely comfortable with both air mattresses, but we were the only ones still dry while we could hear everyone around us trying to dry out their tents from the rainstorm! ha! I may be a camping diva - but no one's ever complained! :-)