June 28, 2008

Off to camp

We'll be staying for a week, but I don't need to pack much — just some clothes, the two tents, my journal and camera and a few books.

It's time for our annual family vacation at my parents' camp up on the River That Runs Between Two Countries. I'm looking forward to a week of swimming, sailing, and canoeing. We'll play bocce and horseshoes and Ultimate frisbee. We'll sit by the campfire at night, talking and slapping at mosquitoes.

At night, I'll sleep with my husband in a little tent tucked under a stand of white pine trees. After the hot, humid air inside this house, I'm looking forward to the fresh, cool air that comes off the river. I always sleep well in a tent, soothed by the sound of frogs and woken in the morning by birdsong. I'll come home well-rested, with pictures and stories.

9 comments:

BlackenedBoy said...

It sounds like a whole lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could be as minimalist as you. It is one of my life goals -- to need and desire less STUFF -- but I'm never very good at it. I would need to pack a full suitcase for all five of us in my family to make it through the week. Have a wonderful vacation with your family!

from away said...

Tent sleeping is the best.

susan said...

safe, happy and fun travels!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Every time I think of this vacation of yours, I think of your kids calling yours the "sex tent."
Have a great time.

Tie-Dye Brother-in-law said...

"woken in the morning by birdsong" - you didn't seem to like the birdsong as much when the birds were flying around in our house. :-)

Julia said...

I love sleeping in a tent.

And happy Swamp walking. :)

zelda1 said...

Have fun. I can't wait to see the pictures. My camping consists of letting the grandkids put up a tent in the back yard and staying up with them until they fall asleep and hubby carrying them inside.

Andi said...

I, too, love a tent - so pristine (at least in a psychological sense) and clear. Enjoy!