There Is 1 Way To Camp-Out

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There is one way and one way only to camp-out.

For real.

Here it is:

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  1. Carol in NC says:

    We went camping a couple of weeks ago, just before our older son left for China. I’d forgotten how hard the ground is. The boys, thank God, had all the gear and did most of the work. It had been so long since I did all that! But great bonding time, and we went during the week so it was quiet.

    We went to Lake Jocassee in SC. That’s the lake with all the waterfalls falling into the water that can only be seen by boat. My husband has wanted to see it forever but we’d never been. The falls were spectacular! But a bit of a treasure hunt even though we had a map. I don’t think we ever would have found what ultimately became our favorite falls if another boat hadn’t been there as our ‘trail marker’.

    I’m so glad you had fun!

  2. Denise Ross says:

    Fabulous camping trip Rebekah. I love camping for the simpleness of it, the slowing down, back to nature aspect and the reconnecting with those who are with us and the savouring of the time. Looking forward to doing some this summer. I live in Australia.
    I love the video too. Really struck a cord with me to really savour, experience and be grateful for every single moment of each day, thanks for the share.

    Love your brave braid. Made me chuckle 🙂
    Have a fully alive week

  3. Deb Bosworth says:

    We ( I ) haven’t camped in years. Almost 20 years, now that I think about it. We tried to camp when our kids were babies and we just weren’t cut out for tent camping with toddlers. I bet there’s been an entire library published on how to do it by now but, oh well. My husband has camped with out son at Boy Scout Camp and our daughter has camped out in the yard with friends a few times. It’s not ” her thing”. But my next door neighbors daughter ( who I believe is in her 20’s ) has camped out every Friday night in the backyard all summer long with her dog, Bella. I finally thought to give her my copy of Glamping With MaryJane so she’d have some fun reading to do by flashlight. She was so thrilled she gave me a big old hug! I think it’s wonderful you bribed your daughter to go camping with you and I’m glad she had the time of her life. 🙂 Sweet words indeed!
    Keep on keeping on you brave, braid girl!!
    Hugs from Deb, the Beach Farmgirl!

  4. Diane Van Horn says:

    What a great camping trip! Even with the Brady Bunch. By the way, the middle boy’s name is Peter. I am so glad that your daughter is open to camping adventures. Sometimes we just need to unplug and sleep in a tent. I also want to thank you for that video. Makes me feel humble and grateful for this life and each day of it.

  5. Rowena Philbeck says:

    What a great time you must have had. I was a girl scout leader for many years and those pockets brought back memories. It is so much fun to camp out but lots of work getting ready but well worth it for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Marcie says:

    Glad you got to go camping and happy that your daughter enjoyed it.

    Rebekah, your mystery bird looks like a Double-crested Cormorant; a very common water bird.

  7. Bonnie ellis says:

    Sounds like a great trip. I think the bird is a cormorant. Yes the ground is hard and I can’t sleep on it any more but all of us need nature more than we realize. Your daughter will remember the good stuff. Remember, farm girls are tough. Tee here.

  8. Joan says:

    So very happy you got to go camping and that your daughter enjoyed it too – this opens a whole new world of adventure. Thanks for sharing. God bless – oh my idea of camping is no less than Motel 8 – must be the age thing.

  9. Diana Henretty says:

    Packed up our homemade Redneck camper, and took off to meet our son and grandson in Disney Ok last week. Beautiful trip, beautiful memories made! I looked out in the night and our campground was invaded by raccoons, many of them, sniffing and being nosey thru all of our things!! So precious. There’s nothing like campfire coffee, pancakes and sausages, then we said our good byes. Just an overnight trip, but how special it was and will always be tucked away in my mind to go back and remember.
    Hugs from Noel, Mo….diana

  10. bonnie b says:

    Thanks for sharing your camping experience. Talking about “the Brady Bunch” being right next to you reminds me of a time we were camping and thought similiar thoughts about those next to us. It turned out to be a wonderful evening of sitting around a fire with the dad of the group playing a small accordian and all of us singing. Made new friends and sm’ores!
    Did your daughter still want to go to the mall? Bet it was not nearly as much fun!!
    Really enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing that also.

  11. linda says:

    The bird is a cormorant! Glad you had an excellent time. I too used to camp with my kiddos and loved every moment of it.
    Best from Northern California

  12. Suzanne Obloy says:

    Definitely a cormorant!

  13. Nancy says:

    Your bird was either a blue heron or an American bittern also known as a mud hen. Did you hear it?

  14. Judi says:

    Neat story I loved it fun!!

  15. Julie A. Weaver (ClaireSky) says:

    I loved your post! I haven’t gone camping in maybe 25 years… I believe you have converted me. [:)]

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