....my tea pot tried to boil water over a campfire and decided it wasnt a good idea and melted. By the end of the weekend, we simply threw it away. But I was able to make coffee each morning!!
....my food for 2 days was cooked outside over a campfire.
.....I have made Jif.fy Pop on a fire. And burned it three times. Seriously, three different people tried 3 different packages.....they all burned!!!!
....I witnesses a grease fire and in the middle of the Shen.andoah Nation.al Park no less!!!!!
....I have ever tasted this wine; didnt really care for it but it seemed appropriate as the ending to my first camping trip ever. As I type this photo-entry, I am sitting in my warm house drinking a glass of fabulous wine and NOT wearing 12 layers of clothing. And guess what I am doing in about an hour....climbing into my bed....man, did I miss that!?!?
For those of you who know me pretty well......I guess even if you know me casually....you can guess that I am not an outdoorsy girl. I am a totally girl. I like my bed and I dont like sleeping on the ground. I like being surrounded with the comforts of life that I have; not sure why I would want to sleep in the woods the same week I pay the mortgage.
But I promised my friends and my husband that I would try it once. One weekend. And I did. I wasnt always positive while out there in the woods.....its hard to emerse yourself completely when at 30 years olg you are experiencing something for the first time; something you didnt really want to do in the first place. My fear of heights was tested on a 360 degree view of the valley after climbing and scaling rocks. I didnt make it to the top. But I almost made it.
At the end, I tried. I gave it as much as I could give it. And I did have fun. Not sure I want to do that again.
And now, camping can be checked off my bucket list.