I don’t particularly care for camping. The packing, the effort, all in order to not sleep all night in a tent on the hard ground. The lack of sleep kind of wrecks everything else. My goal is to try not to be cranky. Fun? Rest? Relaxation? Nope. At this point, I just want to get it over with because I’m already exhausted.
CAMPING UPDATE! We survived, and it wasn’t all that bad, despite the lack of rest. Since we went to a cowboy camp, the food was cooked for us and we didn’t even have to do any washing up, though the kids did have to serve food and clean bathrooms. We left early because we got flooded out. Yes, that’s right. It’s monsoon season in New Mexico. Getting flooded out is almost a guarantee. There weren’t any bugs, though–no mosquitoes, no gnats, and the campfires and music and great food almost made it all worthwhile.