Friday, May 23, 2008
A Camping we will go...
We are heading off to a western themed camp park for the holiday weekend. I have been teaching the kids that whenever they see a cow boy this weekend they need to say "Yee Haw!".
I am a little torn about this camping trip.
When I was younger and childless I used to go camping. Camping.
Roughing it in the woods where you used the honor system to leave your $5 a night in the state camp ground drop box and you had a porta potty - maybe a real bathroom somewhere close.
I really liked that kind of camping. I would fish and hike the woods or just relax and read a book by the tent.
But I gotta tell you, I really like this other kind of camping too. Because my kids LOVE it. They loved the fact that they slept in a bus. They adore the water park like kiddie pool. It's like a Disney Land camp ground.
And I feel like this is what is the better choice for all of us right now. And maybe I am wrong. Because I am positive that they would be fine digging in the dirt and going exploring. But this other option - this tent in a theme park. That works well too.
So we will say Yee haw to the cowboys (and cowgirls), swim in the pool, hang out on the beach, go miniature golfing, fish off the dock and generally have a blast.
And maybe next time we will choose a state park and just enjoy the world as it was created.
Or maybe next time we will do Disney Land.
So many vacations. So little time.
I hope you have a great weekend, whatever your plans.