See You Later
July 6, 2017 6:52am CST
My sister and I will be leaving in a couple of hours, heading for camp. We camp at a state park, the one our parents took us us to as children. We started taking our children camping in 1986. We missed one year since because my sister's house had a fire and my business in Port Dalhousie, Ontario was too busy to leave it. Our children grew up camping together and still join us when they can. This year two of Elaine's girls will camp next to us for a long weekend. Last year they all joined us for a good time. The skies are cloudy and it is suppose to rain. We hope we get our tents up before the rain but I have a feeling we are going to get wet. I won't melt.... The photo I took just now, showing some clouds but a beautiful scene of land my dad saved from housing delevoments by buying a few hundred acres from a farmer who needed to sell it back in the 1950's I'm still trying to catch up but thankfully, life gets in the way. I'll see you later, after camping. (No electricity, no wifi, no phones) we are taking some side trips, I might get on while on those trips... Happy July!
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We don't mind rain as long as we are set up and ready for it. Setting up in the rain takes more time than in the dry so we usually set up a pop-up for a roof over our head and play games until it stops. This year my sister's girls set us up while we played with the children. It was beautiful!
• Cuttack, India
That's a lovely picture there.your post made me reminisce the good old school days when we went on Girl Guide camps,trekkings,hiking,bon fire,etc I hope you have a great time and do not forget to share your experiences with us .enjoy!
My kids love camping and canoeing in Provincial Parks, I was too old by the time they did that and my knees would not let me go. I still do the State Park because it car camping, we drive to our site set it up and the cars are there if we want to explore.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
@PainsOnSlate if you get a chance again take some time to check it out. We've camped there twice in the last 6 years and will be going back. I really want to get back to the state parks in the Finger Lake region in NY as well.
• United States
Have a great time! We are planning 2 camping trips this summer, both in August. We'll go to Old Forge the first weekend in August, camp for 2 nights, and bring the kids to Enchanted Forest. Then Labor Day weekend we'll go back to Saranac Lake and camp for 3 nights. I am definitely looking forward to it. I used to camp near Saranac Lake when I was a kid. I absolutely love it up there!
When the kids were small we camped twice, one in July and one in August. In the Adirondacks we found August was too cold, we couldn't stay up and enjoy a fire because it was so cold at night. Then we chose two weeks in July.... I've never been to Saranac but I've heard it is gorgeous. Enjoy your camping!
• United States
Hubby said we are going camping at some point. Not sure when will be able to with all we have to do in our home for repairs. But, I do know we need some fun time too. You enjoy yourself lady. Don't worry about other things.