Wednesday, July 10, 2013
When Ken and I were dating I bought a burnt orange tent and we went camping together on two different occasions. Ken, being the great planner he is, put together this comprehensive list of everything we could ever possibly need to pack. And it came in so handy this last trip. Proper planning is key to camping like a boss. That, and NOT camping in the rain. Since this was our first camping trip as a married couple I was really excited to enjoy our mini-vacation together. We decided to camp at Lake of the Ozarks so that Ken's brother's family, that live in Wichita, could meet up with us at the park. It was a win-win.
Camping, as you might know, can be a bit of a gamble. But we ended up with a great site that had plenty of shade and lots of space between us and our neighbors. The weather was also brilliant and I reaffirmed my love of ear plugs. Ohh, aaaaaand we used chocolate covered Belgian waffle cookies for our s'mores. BAM!
One night as I sat watching hundreds of fireflies twinkle in the twilight air, I felt a great calm and peace flow over me. I started to breathe deeper and savor that specific moment. Returning to nature and disconnecting for a couple of days did my soul a great deal of good. I hope we get to go camping a few more times before the summer is out. Also, I've officially decided that we must must MUST install a hammock in our home.