Even our dog, Ramsy, is getting ready for camping season.
I was very lucky to have a friend of mine, who is a shop Teacher, build it for us with his class.
I wanted a shed that would be relatively lightweight and portable. It has made it’s journey home, but we have not assembled it yet. When we do, it will be at the campsite and I will document the assembly process – for those of you who are curious about the design.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you how we spruced up the shed with outdoor chalkboard paint.
This is our first year as extended stay (otherwise known as seasonal) campers.
It has been a big adjustment for us and we haven’t even really started the camping season yet.
One adjustment we have had to make is to wrap our minds around the fact that this is like a second property.
Now to some, personal hygiene is not of great importance when roughing it in the woods. I am currently hearing my husband’s impersonation of the Tim the Toolman Taylor grunt.
For others, all the outdoorsy stuff makes them want a shower even more. I fall under this category.
My girls sitting dock-side at Bartlett Lodge in Algonquin Provincial Park. Each time we visit the park we make a supper reservation – Yummy!
When we first started talking about the possibility of becoming extended stay campers, we decided that the only way we would commit would be if we had friends doing it with us.
You see, camping means camaraderie. Camping is sitting around a campfire with friends singing songs. Camping means letting your kids bike and visit with their friends. Camping means having the occasional supper together. Camping is all about reconnecting with my own family and connecting with our great group of friends.