We roughed it for Father’s Day this year. Even though my husband isn’t huge on camping, I like it and so I made our reservations a few weeks ago. We went out with a group of twelve for a weekend on the river. One other family, my own parents and even my brother in law (and his new girlfriend!) joined us.
I’ve always liked camping. Girl Scouts, college camping club and a short stint working for an outdoor gear retailer have all put a love of nature in my heart. As a mom, though, I didn’t quite have the confidence to camp with my toddlers. We spend one weekend in a friend’s 5th wheel trailer where my baby pretty much spent his trip in the travel crib. Sad.
Now that my sons are older we’ve enjoyed some car-camping trips and I’m even thinking of planning some backpacking trips (maybe). Occasionally, we’ve even camped instead of staying in a hotel or motel for a night.
I also have scheduled a girls-only overnight with my best friend, just the two of us—no kids and no husbands allowed! While I love planning these big, family camp outs, the idea of just throwing a few things in the car and enjoying a glass of wine and campfire under the stars with my bestie sounds amazing. What do you moms think?