Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mother Daughter Camping

I'm not a camper. I like indoor plumbing and my adjustable tempurpedic bed and wifi. But when my daughter and I were invited to go to a mother-daughter weekend at a girls' camp, I agreed to go. After all, just because I don't like camping doesn't mean she won't like it.

The good news was that the camp's cabins were air conditioned and had indoor plumbing. The bad news was that our little party was assigned to a wagon (which did have AC) but which was a bit of a walk to the restroom. Of course, Princess Galen thought the wagons were the best thing ever.

She also thought the best thing ever was our first activity bright and early Saturday morning: climbing wall. Yes, she wanted me to climb a 40-foot wall at 9 in the morning after sleeping on a bunk bed. Here we are suited up in our harnesses.

Did I climb to the top? Um, no. I had to save my strength for the day (and night) ahead. Princess Galen climbed to the top. Twice. This was the second time. She's on the left.

More my style were our other activities that day--reading a book about butterflies and cooking donuts.
I also found out that though I've never found coloring particularly relaxing, I do enjoy making friendship bracelets. Here are some bracelets we made.


After s'mores and campfire songs, we went to bed (Princess Galen was finally tired) and got up the next morning, dressed in our hats for the Mad Hatter Tea Party.






And then it was back home to my lovely, lovely bed, where the worst thing I have to climb is a flight of stairs.


Camping: love it or hate it or never tried it? I have a mystery goody bag from the Sourcebooks party at the RT conference to give to one person who comments. (Winner randomly chosen and notified on Sunday).





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27 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend! I wish I had half of Princess Galen's energy! I bet touch 2 had the cutest hats for the tea party too.

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    1. I wish I had more of her energy too. She wears me out, but I sleep well at night.

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  2. I don't mind camping. I hate bugs and wad always the crazy girl with bug spray in our tent. I'm glad you had AC! It looks like PG had a blast though! Awesome Parent Award goes to Shana Galen!!!!

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    1. Oh, yes. I was spraying us down all day.

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  3. I don't mind camping. I hate bugs and wad always the crazy girl with bug spray in our tent. I'm glad you had AC! It looks like PG had a blast though! Awesome Parent Award goes to Shana Galen!!!!

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  4. I just spent the last three weekends camping with the cub scouts, I love it

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  5. I enjoyed camping when I was younger. I like being outdoors. Looks like both of you had fun!

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    1. It was really peaceful being out in the woods and near the river.

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  6. I have never went camping a camp or with anyone but if someone invited me I would try it once to see if I liked it!
    But I hope like you that they invite me to a camp with air condition cabins lol!

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    1. That's the only way to camp, in my opinion.

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  7. I have never went camping a camp or with anyone but if someone invited me I would try it once to see if I liked it!
    But I hope like you that they invite me to a camp with air condition cabins lol!

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  8. If you would like a taste of camping... do a search for 'glamping' a combo of camping & glamour [I think]. It's been done for the past 2 years at the Indy 500 at the Infield. Lots of places all over the country.

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    1. Oh, glamping sounds like my kind of camping!

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  9. My daughter and I went camping when she was in Girl Scouts. The first few times we slept outside in tents and we were far from the bathrooms. Each year we got a better spot and finally slept inside in a rustic cabin....but the bathrooms were down the hall!
    The girls loved all of the camping activities.it s fun to remember all the fun we had when she was younger.
    Love, love all of your photos!

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  10. I never tried :)
    I'm glad that you and Princess Galen enjoyed together time :)

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    1. Me, too. She enjoyed it so that made it worthwhile.

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  11. I don't particularly like camping (I've slept in a sleeping bag on the ground and several times in a tent), but I wouldn't mind a wagon or cabin with a/c and bathrooms. :D It looks like PG had so much fun though, and that makes it worth it, right?

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    1. Exactly! That made the backache worthwhile. :-)

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  12. I never had the chance as a child (over protective parents) but I jumped at the chance when my daughters were in girl scouts. I went as a mother and a leader and truly enjoyed it and had quite a few "adventures" lol

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    1. That sounds kind of fun! At least I hope adventures are fun and not the kind with big spiders.

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  13. Lovely mother and daughter bonding. I love camping and missed it so much!

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  14. I worked as a camp counselor every summer during high school. It was a blast! Wall climbing, hiking and campfires were my favorite parts. I'm not much into camping now though LOL

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  15. I worked as a camp counselor every summer during high school. It was a blast! Wall climbing, hiking and campfires were my favorite parts. I'm not much into camping now though LOL

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  16. Not a camper at all! My idea of camping is a luxurious suite at the Dolphin Bay Resort with the Pacific Ocean just steps away from the French Doors. Then having cocktails on the patio while watching the sun set.

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