In order to save on cash the parents bought only four sleeping bags, but you could zip two together for a double sized bag and get three or four small kids into each set. So the air mattresses would slide apart during the night and we'd end up on the cold, hard ground with only the tent floor and half a sleeping bag between. And usually a tree root stabbing you in the small of your back.
|You can't even see OUR campsite from here...|
Is it any wonder that I hated it?
My kids love to camp. Their experiences were different, they stayed in lodges or camped in the back yard or with the Scouts. The grands like it too. I on the other hand consider roughing it to be staying at anything less than a four star hotel.
|My idea of roughing it.|
You can jump over to Rita Farro's blog to read about Grandma Camp. I do a similar thing for my grands, but this year Gramps is running it because I'm still working during the day. When I take vacation days we do craft projects and eat picnic lunches outside on the patio.
Yes, within reach of indoor bathrooms!
I think I would prefer Glamping. That was a term used on one of the Project Runway seasons a while back for Camping with Glamour. Champaign brunch with crystal and silver. Or at the very least, a tented area to keep the sun off tender skin, say within 50 feet of a permanent building!