Last weekend, my sister and I went camping.
We went to Lake Chelan, which is just amazing and beautiful and 40 miles long and clear and not super populated and we camped.
But we didn’t have a tent. Or a cooler. Or other exceptionally necessary things you need for camping.
So, we bought things. We bought things like buying was going out of style. We hit Big 5, we hit the grocery store, we hit the little stand at the state park.
We’ll use many of the things we bought this time again. And the next time the tent goes up, I won’t think about how much it cost.
I can safely say, that for this trip, camping was perhaps only $20 cheaper than staying in a gross motel. A lot cheaper than a NICE hotel. But a totally different experience. We got to have hot dogs and marshmallows by the fire. We got to sleep in sleeping bags on an air mattress.
We got to play outside and be outside for two days. We spent what we would have spent on a hotel on a four-hour boat ride instead. Well worth the experience.
One I’m excited to have again, now that we have a tent!
Here are some photos from the trip:
I’m going to occasionally post photos, so I can keep track of them. I have a Flickr account now, and intend to upload photos to it weekly. The new toy is rad, but way smarter than I, so I’m going to play with it a lot to keep up!
Camping is a great way to celebrate the great outdoors, and the mishaps (like not having a flashlight or a lantern the first night and getting to the campsite at 10:30 pm!) make for some great memories.
We’ll have to start a fund for our trips, since this one was paid for entirely by found money. And that’s not something we can comfortably rely on!