Monday, June 30, 2008

The Joys of Camping

This weekend we went camping with a group of friends. I had forgotten how much fun camping can be, having opted the last couple of years for a cabin in the mountains instead of a tent. While staying in a cabin offers certain advantages - like hot water, comfy beds, a full kitchen, hot tub and pool table - it still doesn't compare to camping.

There's just something about being outdoors all day long that can't be beat. Mind you, we do it the old fashioned way, with just a tent and campstove. For us, the point of camping is to get away from the technology that dominates our lives. We want to rediscover the thrill of communing with nature, listening to the wind blowing through the trees, gazing up at the stars from a hammock. No TV, no radio, no newspapers. The X-Box is replaced with a friendly game of horseshoes, the gameboy with a game of cards.

When we arrive home, we are refreshed, relaxed and ready to plan the next trip.


Lisa Kirby said...

I remember waking up in our tent one morning, rolling over and seeing a HUGE shadow on the side of the tent. Before I screamed, I head a cow bell... the cows had ventured up right next to the tent! Talk about memories...

Good post, Theresa. Have a wonderful day.

Lisa Kirby

Judy said...

It have not been camping for ages and years and this did bring back some memories - nothing like breakfast around a campfire. I also remember a thunder storm in the Santa Cruz mountains of CA that brought down limbs and surrounded our tent.

Lots of adventures for sure.
Great post.
Take care,
Judy Ferril