Cutting loose and getting out of the city

You ever just need to get away?  Well, Sunday morning we decided, hey let’s go camping!  Sure, let’s leave the city behind and be one with nature.  My husband and I have gone camping a few times by ourselves leaving the kids with the grandparents.  This was their first camping trip.  Let’s say they don’t know how to relax.

We left after my son’s final soccer game of the season.  We packed up the car which is amazing how much stuff we had to take for just one overnight stay.  Let’s see here, a tent, sleeping bags, air mattress, clothes, food and of course the dog.

Oh she looks like a brave dog, but she is the biggest wimp.  She hated the car ride, wouldn’t eat the entire time we were gone (she buried most of her food, you know for next time) and was anxious the entire time.  She did love all the new smells and lots of trees to pee on.

Our tent which isn’t too bad and the children rather play in there the entire time.

We got them out with the promise of food

Food for camping: bean salad, veggie dogs, veggie burgers, grapes and peaches.  Next time I want to make burritos and just heat them up by the fire next time.

I am so used to the city.  I can’t sleep when it is completely quiet out.  So of course I tossed and turned all night.  The kids didn’t go to sleep until close to midnight and were up 6:00 am.  I think I only got 4 hours of sleep.  They were full of energy and my husband and I not so much.

I am embarrassed to say I got out my phone and found the closest Starbucks and my husband went out and got us coffee.  Yeah I couldn’t function.  Maybe I am spoiled. Either way I needed caffeine.

After getting some energy we decided to go on a hike.  It was lovely.  The kids stopped whining and complaining and we took in the view.

It was peaceful and quiet.

My daughter was excited by her hiking finds:

We hiked for an hour and then it started to rain.  We packed up and headed home.

It was all worth it to have a quiet ride home