These are the things I discovered:
1. Nothing tests a marriage quite like assembling and disassembling a tent that you've never used before. Look at how nice it looked though once it was put up.
The ceiling in the tent has a fly that can be rolled back to reveal the sky. This was the view from my bedroll.
2. My kids are too loud for campground camping. I don't know if it was because it was a weeknight or what, but we have never been in such a quiet campground before. This made us hyper-aware of every noise that our kids made, especially when they were up at the crack of dawn.
|Some wild family swinging on the campground's swing set.|
3. Normally my kids have bladders of steel. They can go for half a day without a trip to the bathroom. But take them to a place with filthy outhouses and no running water, and suddenly they can't stop peeing. I kid you not when I say that my oldest went to the bathroom 4 times in the space of two hours during and after breakfast.
In spite of all this, it was a resounding success. We thought of a couple of things that would make our campsite a little more comfy, but we didn't forget any essential items and the kids had a blast. Perhaps next year we will think about a week at Writing-on-Stone or the Saskatchewan side of the Cypress Hills.
|Not to brag or anything, but I am the queen of perfect, lightly toasted marshmallows.|