When I was a little kid, I appreciated 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 multiple youngsters of my own and 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, and spent the night telling ghost stories by the fire. When all of us finally went into bed, I realized that the temperature was dropping quickly. Even though it was about seventy degrees outside during the morning, it had dropped down to about forty degrees. The people I was with and I no longer had the fire to keep us warm, and all all of us had was our sleeping bags and body heat to supply 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 dislike to be dramatic, but I haven’t felt that freezing in a long time! I am so used to the comfort and luxury of new 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 all of us go camping, I need to make sure that it’s a single of the hotter weekends of the year. Even though I enjoy the wonderful outdoors, I enjoy wonderful temperature control even more. It was such a relief to sleep in a warm, comfortable bed after that weekend.