When I was a little kid, I loved to go camping with my parents.
I have such fond memories of roasting smores, hiking, and swimming in the lake.
However, as I got older, I camped less and less. Now, I have two kids of my own and I’ve realized that it has been over ten 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. We set up a camp, went on a hike, and spent the night telling ghost stories by the fire. When we finally went into bed, I realized that the temperature was dropping quickly. Even though it was about seventy degrees outside during the day, it had dropped down to about forty degrees. We no longer had the fire to keep us warm, and all we had was our sleeping bags and body heat to provide warmth. I am not usually a cuddly guy, but my sons and I ended up huddling up as close as possible to try to benefit from each other’s body heat. I hate to be dramatic, but I haven’t felt that cold in a long time! I am so used to the comfort and luxury of modern air temperature control! It’s been so long since the last time I had to go without heating or air conditioning. I’ve decided that next time we go camping, I need to make sure that it’s one of the hotter weekends of the year. Even though I love the great outdoors, I love great temperature control even more. It was such a relief to sleep in a warm, comfortable bed after that weekend.