Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Camping Goals

In 2011 we had a goal to go camping every month between March and November. That is nine times. I think we went once (or up to three times?). We traveled out of state almost monthly during the winter end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 (holidays, weddings, graduations, etc.) and by March I was burned out on packing and unpacking.

Then I had an ear surgery scheduled in June, so we didn't go in June. But the surgery was rescheduled for September and we ended up not going camping at all during the interim. Then I was in recovery for several months. For a while, right after the surgery, I couldn't change elevation at all. Not even a day trip into the foothills.

Then it was winter, both cold and wet. And while we are not opposed to camping in the cold (November and March are not exactly warm) or the wet... actually, we're not much into camping when it is wet (though we have done it, unexpectedly) I still wasn't ready.

So we find ourselves almost halfway through 2012 without having had the benefit of breathing fresh air, getting dirty, reconnecting with our non-digital selves, smelling of pines and campfire, and soaking up the peace of the Creator's gift.

But it is a new season. I've come out of hibernation (I hope). 2Flowers is old enough to have fun and explore.

We're going camping!

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