When I took my family camping, I thought we would have a great time.
- I hadn’t been camping since I was a youngster, so I was a little rusty with how it all went.
I picked up a bunch of camping essentials like a portable propane stove, camping plates, silverware, and cups. And I had a little food supply that I kept in the ice-chest. When we first got to the campground, it was really cold. Everybody was happy while in the SUV with the heating system working, but they were not happy when we had to get outside in the cold. I decided to build a fire in the fireplace so everybody could gather around to warm up. They definitely seemed happier with the fireplace, but my son was reluctant to help me set up the tent. It definitely was a two person job because it was a family sized tent with different compartments. We actually had a difficult time setting up the tent, but we were able to get it after awhile. It was nice being able to warm up next to the fireplace and then I cooked us some beef stew on the portable propane grill. The food turned out great, but then we had the issue of trying to keep warm in the tent. That’s when I remembered that I brought along a portable heating unit which I had in the SUV. I got that set up and before everybody knew it, the tent was nice and toasty. The camping experience was pretty good, but nobody wanted to stick around for another day. I guess there’s always next time to look forward to.