|(This is actually an old camping shot at Newnes - I haven't downloaded the pics from this trip yet).|
Yes there was rain (isn't there always when the word 'camping' is mentioned?).
Yes there were mozzies (and ants too!).
Yes there were only basic toileting and showering facilities.
But there was also good company (thanks C&K for sharing the time with us and to M&S for letting us plonk in your 'hill paddock'), many laughs, many beers, birthdays, a couple of trail-runs, the stampeding horses to give us a
We even found the most gorgeous farm on which to build the eco-houses we dream about acquiring.
Our children are becoming the best campers and it is such a relief. Kids do what kids should do when you go camping. They run. They play outside. They use their imaginations. They make up games and explore. They look at the world through wide eyes with big smiles on their faces. They experience the real simplicity of living. And they love it.
Are you a camper? Have you braved it with the kids yet?
* Disclaimer: We were unaware of the devastation of the flooding in Queensland while we were away. My thoughts are with those of you who have been impacted by this rare outrage of Mother Nature.