Monday, May 10, 2010

Our Redneck Vacation

Last week I decided that we needed a vacation. The only problem was that it was basically impossible for us to do so at that time. It is a busy time of year, and taking time off simply was not feasible. Then I got my idea.... we could camp in the backyard! I would find a tent, sleeping bags, and a lantern... it would be awesome! I was going to price a tent at Walmart and then decided to see if perhaps Goodwill had one. Guess what!!! A brand new, $179.00 tent was for sale. It even has a light fixture that is remote controlled! (God knows that I really am not much of a camper, so the light was pretty cool to me!) Quickly I snagged it up and rushed to the checkout line. I couldn't wait to get home and put it up! With borrowed sleeping bags and a lantern, I set up camp in the backyard. That night, we grilled out for dinner. FINALLY it was time for us all to snuggle together in our little sleeping bags and go to sleep. Josh told us all a goodnight story as I turned out the lantern. We could hear the crickets chirping and it actually felt like we were miles away. The warmth of the evening carried over throughout the night, and we didn't even need the extra blankets we brought out. Five a.m. came all too quickly, and it was time to head inside and get ready for the day.... Josh still had still had to go to work. What a great mini-vacation! I can't wait till we do it again!

1 comment:

  1. You're so brave! I'd be scared! I am a big weanie! But I bet Kyndra thought it was so fun! Great idea!