My family was invited to our very first camping trip-EVER….
we don’t have any camping gear at all so some families from our church pulled together and set up an awesome camp experience for us!
Here was the tent that we slept in….it was all set up when we arrived!
When we walked into our home away from home it was completely furnished with a table that had a fan blowing and a lantern waiting to be used at nightfall.
It also contained 2 full sized air mattresses already blown up and ready for our bedding.
We were very thankful.
So, here is how our first camping trip went…..
Campfire songs……..my hubby is the one with the guitar….
rainstorms that created leaky tents and wet bedding….but made fun mud puddles for the kids…
Nature treasure hunts….
digging and building…..
flashlights at midnight…..
and best of all friendships and bonding.
We had lots of fun and made some great memories, but it wasn’t all fun and games….
we had to dodge giant blood thirsty mosquitos…
(the above photo is not mine)
all the mosquito spray in the world didn’t scare away these pests!!
The first night we forgot to zip up the bottom of our tent and by morning we woke up to find way too many hanging out on the tent walls too full to fly away….they had feasted on us all night long!!!
Which is annoying…but my son is pretty sensitive to the bites…and his little body couldn’t handle the 30 or so that he had…he ended up with a fever and his finger ended up swelling so bad he couldn’t bend it.
This put me in crazy mom mode and the next night I was determined to make sure no mosquitos ended up in our tent…I sprayed the door with repellent, burned a citronella candle at the entrance, and tried to keep the zipper closed tight….
but one made it in…..although he never made it back out…and he didn’t even get a last meal…
let me leave you with some more pics of our camping experience…
Look at those smiling faces-
my kids had a blast…..
memories for a lifetime, right?
Have you ever been camping?
Did you end up with bugs in your tent?
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