When I was a little kid, I enjoyed to go camping with my parents.
I have such fond memories of roasting smores, hiking, & swimming in the lake.
However, as I got older, I camped less & less. Now, I have 2 teenagers of my own & I’ve realized that it has been over multiple years since I last went camping. I decided that I wanted to take my sons out for a little father-son camping. The weather has warmed up quite a bit recently, so I decided to reserve a spot at our local campground. The people I was with and I set up a camp, went on a hike, & spent the night telling ghost stories by the fire. When we finally went into bed, I realized that the temperature was dropping abruptly. Even though it was about seventy degrees outside while I was in the day, it had dropped down to about forty degrees. The people I was with and I no longer had the fire to keep us warm, & all we had was our sleeping bags & body heat to give warmth. I am not usually a cuddly guy, however my sons & I ended up huddling up as close as possible to try to benefit from each other’s body heat. I hate to be dramatic, despite the fact that I haven’t felt that freezing in a long time! I am so used to the comfort & luxury of new air temperature control! It’s been so long since the last time I had to go without heating or air conditioning system. I’ve decided that next time we go camping, I need to make sure that it’s 1 of the hotter weekends of the year. Even though I love the good outdoors, I love good temperature control even more. It was such a relief to sleep in a warm, comfortable bed after that weekend.