Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Family Camping

Raising seven children didn’t allow for many vacations in the Meadows’ household. But we did go camping fairly often at various places in Oklahoma.

One year we even traveled to New Mexico for a week of camping in the mountains!

Camping is an inexpensive way to spend quality time together and make lasting memories. I do remember when the kids were young telling Dirk that camping was “doing the same thing I always do, only harder”. It was a lot of work, but fun anyway.

This weekend, 14 members of our family are going camping! We’re loading up and going to one of our favorite Oklahoma state parks.

Some of our favorite things to do include:

Nature Scavenger Hunts
Sitting around the camp fire (one of Dirk’s favorite questions to ask is “Where do you see yourself in ten years?”
Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs

Camping together gives you time to focus on each other without the normal distractions of life. It’s time well spent!

What are your camping experiences?
Where do you like to camp?

PS – I still get out my “Camping List” found in my Household Notebook.


HomeSchool Mommy said...

I haven't been camping since I was about five years old. :) I love the IDEA of camping...being out in God's creation, no electronic distractions, etc. BUT I just don't know if I would be okay with all the bugs and no air conditioning at night (although, both of those could be almost eliminated if I went during this time of year...)

Anyway, thanks for sharing!

Anne Jackson said...

I love camping in hotels...does that count? :) I don't hate the outdoors - I actually love white water's just the camping part I'm not fond of...

Looking forward to meeting you too!!

Robin Meadows said...

LOL - we're back and had a great time. Anne, I like camping in hotels too! ;)

hsm - No bugs---and we had to wear jackets to stay warm. It was BEAUTIFUL weather.