Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Backyard Camping

Jack loves the idea of camping. The food, the games, the tent, the fire, everything. Unforuntately he is completely convinced that the minute the sun goes down bears are circling his tent and planning their next meal. We've been camping a few times together and both times we ended up sleeping in our car. He honestly can't handle it. So a few weeks ago we decided to camp in our backyard. We have a fire pit so we could still enjoy s'mores and we could still eat camping food-- we'd just avoid the bears.

Jack's idea of camping food is a tinfoil dinner filled with steak, potatoes, corn and LOTS of butter. Delicious. I'm more of a hot dog kind of girl. We both got what we wanted and enjoyed it immensely.

Even Anne got to sleep in the tent with us.

Jack hates playing cards but since we were camping I convinced him it was a must.

Backyard camping is the way to go! It started sprinkling on us in the middle of the night so we ended up sleeping inside BUT this is the camping style we can enjoy all summer long.


Eric and Caralee said...

Chubby I am SO happy that you are blogging again! And I love backyard camping! I grew up doing it (of course half the time we would set up our tent and then after dark would be to afraid to go out and sleep in it! But then again it does seem like real camping where my parents live! :)

Kristin said...

What a wuss! I can't believe that even in the backyard, you ended up inside. Too funny!