Over the past few years we camped in several state parks in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately it rained. Every. Single. Time. If you have ever gone camping in the rain, you’ll understand how frustrating it is to break camp while everything is wet and then have to set everything back up when you get home so it can dry out. So much fun! Ha!
In 2014 we bought a used HiLo camper from relatives and planned several camping weekends locally. It’s awesome! Now it’s not totally without its frustrations – as anything mechanical can be quite frustrating sometimes – but it is so much nicer!
We recently spent the weekend at Promised Land State Park. We had so many obstacles preparing to leave that I actually asked Craig if we should maybe stay home instead. But we pressed on and made it to our site. By the time we came home, I had totally forgotten about all the struggles we had along the way.
It was a short trip. We only stayed two nights, but it was so relaxing and rejuvenating. We woke up late, spent almost an entire day relaxing by the fire and reading our books. We ate when hungry, slept when tired (yay for afternoon naps!) and never really noticed the time.
Camping with my husband is one of my favorite things to do!
When you are camping, time practically stands still. You can forget about your commitments, obligations, unfinished projects and pretty much everything that brings you down. It’s awesome! And we are not ignorant. We know those things will all be awaiting us when we return, but for those few days we can forget about it all and just be.
There is something spectacular about being outside for days – breathing in the fresh air, sitting in the sunshine during the day and relaxing under the stars at night. I always feel more alive and energized afterwards.
I have nothing but fond memories from every camping trip I’ve taken. Even the rainy ones.