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.