Saturday, June 30, 2007

20 Years of Camping!

We are heading out to go camping! I was trying to find a photo of where we will be going, and I came across the photo that I posted. This photo is our very first camping trip together as a family. I then realized that this was taken 20 years ago this week. My husband Charlie, is a Fourth of July baby. For his birthday, he always wants to go camping. It is the only time he will relax. No phones, computers, nothing and no one calling him to do anything. He is a die hard, camping for a week, creature of habit, kind of guy. There will be a lot of fishing, hiking, and looking for rocks to bring home. He always reminds me that this is not going to be a scene from the movie, The Long, Long Trailer. We always have good food. I don't know why, it always taste better in the High Sierra's. There will be games of horse shoe's and boccie ball. Naps in the hammock. Stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallow's for s'mores. Oh, and of course looking at stars that are right upon you and even closer through a telescope. Plus, bringing a little handful of books is a great way to lounge and get some summer reading in.

My step dad would take us camping when I was growing up. All of us kids could take one friend. We always had a blast! I am happy that this has become a tradition in our family. Even though a couple of our daughter-in-laws do not care for camping, we get to take the grand kids now.

I will read you in a week! Have a great and safe 4th of July!
Muah! I will miss you!


  1. Have so much fun! CAn't wait to hear about it when you get back!

  2. Wish I was going too. :) Sounds like so much fun.

  3. I hope you all have a fantastic time. I know you will. I've never been a camper, though all the rest of our family loved it.
    I can't sleep unless I'm in my own bed, even hotels can be tricky.
    Your make it sound wonderful, I will look for your photos..

    Happy birthday to hubby too..!

  4. WooT! O! Angela, can YOU come by and pick me up too?! Sounds like soOOoo much FUN! I haven't camped out for a long time! LOL One time my girlfriend and I pitched a tent right over a spider nest!!! Ick! We had to sleep on big rocks thru the night! Happy 4th of July sweetie and Happy Birthday Charlie!!! Can't wait for pics!!! I will miss YOU!!! xooxoox

  5. Oh I would love to come along....sounds like so much fun. I would love to add a few of my Dad's stories around the campfire!!! Have a wonderful time...You will be missed!
    Post lots of pixs when you get home.

  6. Oh that's fun. Great memories you've given your family. Those will last a lifetime.

  7. Wish hubs a happy birthday! Have fun!!!!
    Great photo too. Love it!

  8. hope you all have a great time
    happy birthday to my nephew Charlie
    can't wait to see all the beautiful photos you come back with
    have a fun, peaceful, relaxing time

    talk to you when you get back

    much love

  9. Wow! I can't believe there's someone out there blogging who knows the movie, "The Long, Long, Trailer"!
    It's such a classic!

    Have fun!

  10. what a fabulous family photo :) i grew up camping and every summer, the tradition continues :)

    enjoy your trip!! have tons of fun :) xoxo

    and happy birthday to your guy!!

  11. Have tons of fun!!! We also love to camp....I LOVE the photo you posted!!!!! Where are you going? Have you ever been to PiPi ??????

  12. Happy B-day to your Hubby!
    Twenty Years! My goodness have not aged a bit...must be the peace & love!
    Have a blast camping!

  13. Great story and a great picture too. Y'all have fun!

  14. My dad used to take us camping all the time at Yosemite National Park and I loved every minute of it. Man, you made me miss going there! :) Hope you are having lots of fun!

  15. I hope you are having fun!!

  16. What a great picture! Hope it's a time of renewal for you all. :) (And happy birthday to the Mr.!)