Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kayak Point

Things that make my heart happy:
- Enormous tents, pop-up trailers from 1979 and bright blue lawn chairs
 A husband that delights in finding and whittling the perfect weinie roasting & marshmallow toasting stick
- A husband that delights in creating the perfect perimeter of citronella candles around the campfire to ward off pesky mosquitoes
- S'mores with homeade graham crackers, gigantic marshmallows and Reeses Pieces
- Three walks to the beach in two days
- Having filthy feet from traipsing through the forest and along the sand in flip-flops
- Breakfast followed by a nap followed by lunch followed by a nap, all under a canopy of green
- Crabs scuttling at break-neck speed from the shore to deeper water
-  A 3 1/2 year-old niece who very gleefully shares her special Gorilla Munch camping cereal with her uncle and auntie
- Snuggling down for the night, the two of us in our mansion of a tent, in my brother's old baseball sweatshirt and a pile of sleeping bags
- Sharing our campsite with a squirrel, a bunny and a flock of chirping birds 
- Sunsets over the water
- Planning for next year's trip :)
A camping bus?! Yes, please! 
Giving the 3 Stooges a run for their money since 1987 :)


Lynn Dylan said...

Oh, Hilary, that sounds like so much fun! Pete (my dear sweet new husband) loves to camp, so he's planning to get us all out there! Your pictures are great! Makes me want to camp sooner rather than later.

Your friend,

Hilary said...

Lynn, you must go sooner than later! :) We've gone camping with this bunch 2 years in a row now, and I hope we're still doing it in 30 years! And I've been laughing to myself because while some ladies collect tea cups and knick knacks, I would like to amass huge piles of camping equipment, the more the better! :) :) xoxo, H