Memorial Day Camp-Out...oh the fun of it! We went with the greatest bunch of friends ever! Even though it did rain on us (our 1st camping venture in the WA rain) it was awesome. Just to back up for a moment, I was a very accomplished camping girl, born and bred in the CA sunshine. I grew up camping, the real way...packing water from down the hill, bathing in the creek, cooking over the campfire, hunting for firewood. When I married my husband we continued the tradition of camping every year. Then we moved to WA and for some reason our camping stopped. I'm not sure why...just life in general, learning a new area, meeting new friends, building new relationships, and so on. 5 1/2 years later, we still had not planned a camping trip! Finally we took our friends up on their offer to camp along with them and realized how much we truly missed it. We've decided to make it a tradition...camping at least twice a summer from now on! In fact we've also decided to disconnect our cable so we can actually have more family time together. Believe it or not, this was my husbands idea! The things we did as a family while camping was so much fun...we want to keep the ball rolling. My youngest "J" had never been camping, this was quite an adventure for her...and we've learned she's a great fisherman. Everyone was in such great spirits, the rain couldn't put a damper on us, no matter what. At least now we know- Camping Out is the life for us!