Today we go on vacation for 5 days. It’s our first family camping trip in a long time. We went about five years ago when we just had Kole. He was 18 months at the time. It was an OK experience except he kept doing face plants in the dirt. Our campsite was just dirt and roots and he would run (they run everywhere at that age), trip over a root, and his face would slam into the dirt. When he got up, he would have dirt all over his face and on his lips. This happened about every 5 or 10 minutes. Two days into the three day trip, it rained cats and dogs. Instead of weathering it, we packed up at about 5pm and headed for home. We just didn’t want to sit there in the rain with a small antsy child and be miserable.
This time should be much better. The kids are seven and five. We borrowed a big tent that can fit all of us (and an air mattress for mom and dad). You might say that’s wimpy but I don’t care. I have done my share of camping, including Alaska. I have slept on the side of a mountain, on rocks, and on roots. This isn’t a hard core trip, it’s a family camping trip! The big challenge will be fitting everything in our car! We have a 1997 Saturn wagon with a car top carrier. Without the car top carrier, we couldn’t fit half our stuff, but even with it we are still going to be pushing it. Your prayers would be helpful. Hopefully, we don’t have to ditch Mom and Dad’s air mattress!
We are headed to the Cape-Cod Area and camping at a state forest. It’s about 10 minutes from the beach so we will be enjoying the beach and doing some fun stuff. Then at the end of the trip we will visit Plymouth Plantation. If you haven’t read the book The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall and David Manuel, you should definitely read it. In my mind it’s a must read. It’s one of the few historically accurate books about our nations godly heritage. The story of Plymouth is fascinating.
What are your vacation plans this summer?