This winter we purchased a used tent trailer. We took the curtains down and the covers off the foam mattresses and tossed them all in the wash. We washed the foam mattresses on the deck and waited 2 weeks for them to dry. We wiped down every surface with soapy water. We fixed the leak in the roof.
Over the past 2 weeks we shopped for camping stuff, flashlights, dishes, pots, lanterns, a wash basin, utensils, camping chairs and propane tanks. Some time in the next 2 days we will have to plan our menu and go grocery shopping.
This weekend we will venture forth into the wild for our first ever, family camping trip. It will be glorious. The children will revel in nature and be endlessly entertained by the sticks, rocks, leaves, and bugs. They will be fast asleep by the time their heads hit their pillows at night. They will sleep in. The birds will miraculously remain mute until the respectable hour of 9am. They will love every meal we set before them. They will play together in harmony and abiding sibling love and affection.
“OUCH! Stop pinching me! It’s not time to wake up yet!”