Marshmallows really aren't done until they catch fire.
I surprised myself recently with a weekend camping trip. My understanding of the plans went from backyard camping with my oldest (neat!) to two nights at a rugged canoe base (what??!?), then finally to two nights at a nearby campground with paddle boats and events (whew!).
It will be a first for our family. Once, before we had kids, my husband and I borrowed my parents' tent and rented a spot in a state park for Memorial Day weekend. But then my in-laws got a condo in Pensacola, so that trip veered off course.
Not wanting to plunge in without thinking, I went camp-Pinteresting. One of the neatest ideas I found, from asubtlerevelry.com, was to make single-use soap slices with a veggie peeler. The boys won't have to carry (and drop) a goopy bar back to camp, and I won't have to bring different bars for all the areas we'll need soap!
Yep, antibacterial- we'll need all the help we can get. I learned to slice along the shorter side of the bar for a thicker soap leaf.
I also practiced putting up the tent so that I wouldn't look like such a newbie at the campground. It was a simple Coleman Sundome and went up pretty quickly, with the arches and rainfly being the only instances in which two people were needed. I wasn't the only one excited about it!
And I'm glad I practiced, because I'll be getting no help from this guy.
So we're as ready as REI can get us. Wish us luck!
Bonus! My mermaid makeup was fairly sweat-proof, so I could totally be Groot or Bigfoot next trip.