We don't go camping a whole lot, but in the past, Nathan and I have pitched a tent a fair amount. We wanted to take all the kids camping over Labor Day weekend this year, so we set the plans in motion...
As it turns out, Labor Day weekend is the most famous weekend for camping ever. Oops. We definitely did not start looking for a campsite in enough time to secure a spot anywhere in the state of Kentucky. BUT, it also turns out that my husband is a genius and brought up the fact that my parents have a great house where their camper is already comfortably parked, with a swingset, a fire pit, and plenty of yard to set the tent up in. Bonus, there's indoor plumbing about 50 feet from the tent set up. So, we loaded up the van and went camping at my parents house. Scoff if you like, a retreat is a retreat. (At least for us... Mom and Dad had to put up with the lot of us!)
We had a lovely weekend with some of the hottest days we've had all summer. I'm not gonna lie, we all spent some time in the air conditioned house... But we did sleep in a tent, some of the kids went fishing with Nathan, and they all got to sleep in Pop's camper, which is the biggest treat. and we cooked outside! (by we, I mean my dad and Nathan-- I really feel so lucky and blessed to be surrounded by people who can cook!) The winner of the weekend was Chili on the grill. It was delicious! So yummy in fact it need a new name. Grilli it was dubbed and I can't wait to do it again. There were also hot dogs and burgers and a beautiful cobbler cooked over the fire.. It was a good food weekend.
Overall, our weekend turned out to be a pretty fun adventure. Who's up for round two?
Are you a planner, or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants gal? Have you ever taken an unconventional adventure? When's the last time you packed your gear and braved the wild outdoors? Let us know in the comments, or connect with us on instagram (@hearth_caravan)!
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