We have just returned home from our camping debut.Â Camping.Â C.A.M.P.I.N.G…me camping.Â Yes you read it right.. I did it!!Â Well we did, and it was great fun and we are going to go again!
Not having ever really been into in whole camping thing, I have put Justin off for about 15 years with excuses like -Â Not Interested…if you love me you wouldn’t make me do it….I’m pregnant…I’m still pregnant….I’m pregnant again…I have too many small children..yada yada yada.Â I finally ran out of excuses and of seeing the sad expressions on Justin’s face when I rejected the idea again, so I said OK.Â He ran out to the shop, got a tent, some sleeping bags and other camping gadgets and before I new it we were off to Wee Jasper.Â We paid our $14 site fee, found a place to set up and erected the tent like seasoned campers.
There was a river with fast flowing water for the girls to swim in, a playground, a swing and a bottle of red wine.Â Perfect.Â The night was a little rough (only because the neighbours were a bit rowdy and the mattress I was sleeping on a bit thin) but we made it though and woke up this morning feeling successful.Â Â Â We have made another booking there and this time taking our friends with us (more seasoned campers so we can learn from their mysterious camping ways).Â I think this is going to be the start of something good.
Now we are home, the Christmas tree is put away, the presents all in their spots (did I mention we got an iPad…I love you iPad) and a new phone (android and totally amazing..I love you phone).
Going to blog more this year, have more dinner parties and fix up the pool area/laundry.Â Wonder what else will happen that is exciting and unexpected in 2011.Â Stay tuned…………
Happy New Year