It's day three of being back home from more than a week of camping and yes, I want to go back.
There is nothing in this world more peaceful for me than spending time camping. I love the smell of a campfire, the lounging around the campsite, the walks, the swimming, the just being outdoors and enjoying life.
I had to work all but one day of our trip, but I still enjoyed being able to get off work, head back to the campground, take the grandchildren for a little swim before dinner, then taking in the night before heading off to bed.
We were joined by my daughter and her family along with my youngest sister and her family for most of the week. Then our oldest son, daughter-in-law and their little family for the last couple of days.
The fishing was wonderful. They had so many it took me almost two hours to fry it all up one night for dinner. The grandchildren are really getting into this fishing stuff :) Which makes for a very happy grandfather LOL.
The new camper really made things simple for such a long stay. Hubby and I've been camping together for 31 years. We started out camping in a dome tent, then moved to a cargo van, then to a tiny camper. We moved to Florida and started camping in a tent again the few times we camped down there. When we moved back to Indiana we tented camped a handful of times before buying our 'rust bucket' as it is fondly called by the grandson, a few years ago. I guess you could just say camping is in our blood :)
It is also one of those activities we're passing along to our grandchildren. They love camping with us and all the fun that goes with it. My daughter-in-law and I were talking the other night by the fire and we came to the conclusion that by the time her youngest is grown, things of the past will seem to society to be something people did in the olden days. Which is why it is highly important to me to share simple aspects of life with my grandchildren. When the day comes when these things are just things of the past, my grandchildren can look back on the times we shared and hopefully smile at the memories of it all.
To me, life is about the simple things in this world, a camping trip, fishing, gardening, just enjoying a sunny day outdoors. It is spending time with loved ones, sharing with one another even just an evening chat. Life doesn't have to always be difficult, hard work, and rat races. Sometimes the best thing you can offer another is your time.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!