Monday, June 4, 2007

First camping trip of the season!

Why do we love camping so much? It couldn't possibly be the dirt that gets under your finger nails and stays there for days, or the eau de campfire that is so hard to wash out of your hair. It must be gourmet dinners with a hint of sand in them, the outhouses, and the sleeping bags that don't zip all the way :)

Truth be told, it's the absence of technology, the sights and smells of the outdoors, and sounds of the ocean crashing outside the tent. Most importantly, it's the quality time with the most important people. These three goofballs hold my heart in their hands, there's nothing I'd rather do than build memories of climbing tree roots on the beach with them. And the s'mores of course!

We went on our first camping trip of the season this weekend! Despite my husband's repeated pleas to buy a trailer, we are still tenters; however, our tent measures 12 x 10 feet, and our air mattress sits two feet off the ground - it's hardly roughing it! Our campsite backed out onto a greenspace, and just beyond that was the pacific ocean. Through the trees we watched the sunset on Friday and Saturday night. We spent our time at the beach and around the campfire, and in the evening, I curled up with a book instead of a glass of wine.

Camping, and my birthday are the only times I miss you little baby in there. Oh! We heard the heartbeat on Thursday! Sweetest sound ever :) Who needs wine, anyhow?


Tayasmama said...

Awww cutie pix!!! Sounds like it was a lovely time! Where did you guys go?


CreativeOutletDesigns said...

it sounds so lovely. Never done any camping with the sound of the ocean crashing - that sounds fun! Just the mountains and listening to nearby streams or a lake.

gillian said...

I couldn't be more jealous! What fun!!!! The pics are fab...

Kristen said...

oh I am so envious...your description was perfect...we are not camping until July but I can't wait for all of those wonderful scents...campfire, fresh air, coffee perking in teh morning mmmm

glad you had a chance to get away from the hustle & bustle

couture*4*my*cutie said...

I haven't been camping in years, and I do miss it! Camping and your B-Day are the only time you miss drinking? When I am prego I miss drinking all the time! I get so jealous of others, then realize I have the most important thing in life inside me already. Do you know if you are having a boy or girl yet?