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...
- fix the tent -- check
- make the bunting-- check
- ask my parents if they wanted to tag along -- check
- look for a campsite-- UH OH
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!)