What a feat. I went camping!
This is a big deal, because I am probably the last person you would think of inviting to a camping trip. I am not the athletic or sporty type, nor am I the roughing-it-up kind of girl. I appreciate nature, of course–I love the beach, the mountains and the woods, but I would never go out of my way to get lost or disappear into the wilderness. I have always been a city girl, so I need the basics: running water, a shower, and a clean toilet–its not much, really. I just have a thing about staying clean.
Anyway, my husband has been bugging me about this for some time now. He really loves camping. And whenever he would ask me, I would usually respond with a smile. He already knows what that means. But then I got an invite from a good friend, and I thought, why not? I might as well give it a try.
And so to prepare for the trip I went to an outdoor-recreation store. I got lost. I didn’t know which was which, and I certainly couldn’t distinguish which was essential. I left, thinking I could just borrow gear and equipment, and even expressed my dilemma at a meeting. It turns out the people I was talking to also handled the brand Coleman, and just like that, I had everything I needed for the trip.
We actually had more than enough for trip. Coleman was very generous, supplying us with a tent, LED lights, a mini table, chairs, and even a floating raft (which we didn’t get to use)! We were also given the little things you wouldn’t normally think of, like protective waterproof cases for our gadgets, extra shirts for me and my husband, table cloth, waterproof playing cards, and glow sticks. These all proved to be very useful. Indeed, the little things count!
And so we were off to Caliraya, to a clean little camping site just by the lake. I have to say, camping is so much fun! I really didn’t expect to have as much fun as I did. We are already planning our next trip!
We’re all set! This was really comfy. And our tent was huge–we could literally stand inside. This LED light was very cool, it can turn into two separate lights, just detach them from the case. And I am such a newbie, the camp pads were supposed to be baligkad haha.