Apparently we have deprived our kids of the opportunity of camping and each summer they remind us of their depravation. So this summer we have dug out all our old camping gear and we will head into the snake infested, grizzly bear territory of the northern U.S states to allow our children this grand opportunity to pee in the woods. My last camping experience with my children was about 6 years ago, but apparently camping in front of my sister’s house doesn’t count in what they consider a camping trip. Just to add to our adventurous camping experience, we have decided to drive across America with our camping gear. Ok… not all the way across, but close enough. We will drive to Wisconsin so we can attend Lifest. Along the 4,200 mile route we have scheduled a stop at 4 major national parks (Glacier, Yellowstone, Rushmore and Theodore Roosevelt).
Now this adventure may sound fun to some but I am trying to decide whether or not this camping thing is going to work out with four girls and one man. Will Steve go crazy? What do I cook? What if I see a snake? You see, I can travel to India and Africa easier than I can pitch a tent. I use to camp a lot in college, and I must admit I discovered hotels after that. I like a hot shower and the luxury of a clean bed. I ask you all for any advice you can offer.
Today, I reluctantly called and cancelled a hotel that I had booked on the way after my family convinced me they wanted to camp as much as possible. In addition, this would save us money. Will it really? What if we need therapy after the trip? It could get a bit crazy out there…. What is your favorite camping story? Please share……
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