Getaway from kids
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Gena - posted on 04/04/2015
Ledia do you actually pay someone to put up the tents?? Why don't you just get one big tent and build it up as a family? You could camp at camping places that have showers and toilets. In the country I live with my family its illegal to just camp anywhere. So we go to camping sites and they usually have bathrooms and shower cabins. We pack one tent for the three of us and we just eat on our swimming towels on the grass or at the provided fireplace. You get some fancy camping sites with restaurants,but they cost alot and we don't want to eat in a restaurant while camping.
It's more fun to just go get meat and rolls and veggies or fish that we catch. We love camping. That's what we do as a family vacation. We went last year and will be going this summer again.
As for the get aways..we get a night of every week as well. The last holiday we did with flying overseas was 2yrs ago. We went to South Africa with our son to visit family etc. And three years ago my hubby and I went on an island in the Maldives for 9 days..just hubby me the sun,sand and sea. Was amazing! But we wont do anymore holidays without our son anymore.
Ledia - posted on 04/05/2015
You can't just camp anywhere you want here either. You have to rent a space at a campground or resort. So far, we've only gone to "camping resorts" because we don't actually own most of the stuff we need. At those, you can bring in your own equipment, or rent theirs. If you rent, you can decide what you want and they will set it all up for you. A lot of campgrounds--most of them actually--do not have rental service, so you have to own all of your own stuff to stay at those. My husband said it is MUCH cheaper if you have your own tents and set them up yourself, but I'm not sure our car is big enough to carry everything we use now, though I'm sure we could probably do with less. He likes the tents better, but it all looks so complicated to me, so I'm leaning toward a trailer......I've never slept in one though....
Most of our campgrounds have showers and bathrooms in the spa house, and they usually have a pool and playground for the kids. Some of the bigger ones have bounce pads, game rooms, volley ball courts, and other things, but we never use them. They are usually located in the mountains by lakes or rivers, and have lots of beautiful hiking. I love the hiking!! People fish too, but I don't know how to make the fish ready to eat, so we don't do that. We do roast marshmallows on the fire, and make delicious "foil packet" dinners in the fire.
Ledia - posted on 04/04/2015
We love to travel with our son! I've just discovered 'camping' (or according to my husband, what we do is called "Glamping") last year, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!
Currently we use two tents--one for dining, storage, and such, and one two room tent for sleeping (and we have a portable shower tent)--but we are considering buying a small trailer like you have so that we don't have to pay to have it all set up for us and can move around as we please. It is SO much less expensive than staying in a hotel, and I just LOVE evenings by the campfire, picnic lunches, board games on the picnic table, and grill cooked food!! I may never stay at a hotel again!
I feel like being "disconnected" from all the electronics and social media helps us connect as a family.
We always and times overnight the last time was many years ago but we went like for tonight somewhere but now we have two weeks vacation in July and we're very excited about it we're buying a trailer with bunks kids are happy can't wait to go it's been a long time since we've had a family vacation last time we went it was about six years ago
Ledia - posted on 04/02/2015
My husband and I go out for a date night about once a week--nothing huge, usually just dinner or a play or concert and a stroll downtown. Our only child is in school now as well, so we meet up for lunch about once a week. Again, nothing fancy. I work from home, so I'll pack a small picnic and meet at a park near his office, or if he is working at another location, we'll pick a deli or something close by.
It's not much, but it has a big impact on our relationship. I notice that when we have to skip our date night, or when our schedules do not sync up so that we can meet for lunch for a long time, we start to be more irritable, and we have more arguments and disagreements. I think having time to talk about adult matters without being interrupted or having to shield our child helps keep us on the same page.
We don't do kid free vacations much, but most of our friends do--they send the kids to summer camp, and go for an adult getaway while the kids are at camp. It is a good system--the kids love the camps and the adults get their time away. I don't crave the "adult vacation" as much because we have weekly dates and lunches, which some of our friends do not get to do as often. We've done short weekend getaways without him, just quick jaunts up to the mountains or someplace close by while he is gone for a weekend with my dad (My dad likes to take him to the races about twice a year, but we aren't really into them enough to spring for the tickets--not cheap!!) We usually just stay home and enjoy some time chilling together but sometimes we go somewhere.
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