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A’Camping We Will Go

“Mom, camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test.
If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.”
Yvonne Prinz

“It always rains on tents.
Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”
Dave Barry

We are going camping this weekend and I am jittery with excitement. Yes, it’s winter, the skies are full of dark clouds and the forecast is rain but I’m STILL excited, cuz, baby, we’re going camping!!!

I love camping. Nay, I adore it. Just the word camping makes me feel slightly giddy and my mind sparkles with images of pine forests and foggy mornings and sunbeams glittering across the water.

I know that in three days I will be willing to give nearly anything for a hot shower and a heater and a cooking implement that doesn’t billow smoke in my eyes, but today I am practically beaming with happiness and anticipation.

I can’t wait to make cheese in a cast iron pot over the fire, to sizzle up a pan of bacon and sausages and eggs first thing in the morning, to snuggle down under layers of quilts in the tent at night.

I can’t stop smiling when I think of sitting around the table with my dear friends munching on almonds and dried fruit, cookies and grapes, visiting happily with our hands wrapped tightly around mugs filled with hot tea and coffee.

Most of all I’m looking forward to the camp at nightfall, gathering around the fire to roast marshmallows or just gaze into the mesmerizing flames, swapping stories and jokes, sipping homemade mead that the bloke next to us brings every year.

Now it’s time to tuck in that last bag of marshmallows, grab my pillow, and make sure the camera is charged.

It’s going to be a great weekend.

What are you looking forward to? xo

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bellini - I know you always enjoy your reenactments Krista. Enjoy.

Krista - Thank you, @disqus_2LQ5qLN5aY:disqus . 🙂 I sure will. 🙂 xo

budgetjan - I am a campfire hussy – once it is lit it is hard to drag me away. Enjoy your week-end!

Margaret | DestinationHere&Now - awww jealous. We’ve had some of the best camps of our life in the winter school holidays. Skinny dipping at Dunn’s Swamp near Mudgee. I tell you what that’s one way to get a camp ground to yourself haha. Have fun and enjoy the bush television x

mlleparadis - OK, but wasn’t that my husband who said that about the rain????? I’m sure it was him!

You sound thrilled to death. Have a great time. You could convince me with those sausages – but that is definitely the first thing that I thought……”really, in the wintertime? you do that in Oz?” Bring back more great pics!

Ken Powell - Can’t wait to see the report and photos. Have a great weekend.

Jonathan Look, Jr. - Now THAT is the way to go camping.

thetravelchica - You make cheese in a cast iron pot over the fire? I want to go camping with YOU!

Andi Perullo - Hahaha and I would feel like I was in hell if I went camping! Love that you adore it!!!!

Jamie - Wow, what kind of fancy, romanting camping do you do? I hate camping, roughing it, getting dirty. Well, I love the food (although what you make sounds amazingly better than what I have ever had!), but the rest? No, thanks. Endurance test indeed. But somehow, dear Krista, you make it sound like the perfect date!

Joanne (eats well with others) - have fun on your adventures this weekend!

Maureen | OrgasmicChef - I can’t wait for photos. Just getting away and having to rough it sounds so appealing to me.

Breanne Mosher - Oh, I love this!!! We’re headed out camping tomorrow, to Cape Breton and PEI. And this just made me even more excited!! And those pictures are perfect.

Krista - Campfire hussy – I love that, @budgetjan:disqus 🙂

Krista - Ohhh, that sounds so fun, @disqus_2yjJojmJOE:disqus 🙂 And I love all the Aussie-isms you use. 🙂

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