Showing posts with label field trips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label field trips. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Not So Happy Camper

In case you were wondering if my blog has joined the ranks of inactive blogs, you can stop. I've been busy being an unhappy camper. Literally.

We have a very nice tradition in our family. Every year we camp at beautiful Nickerson State Park in Brewster, Massachusetts. The excitement of this trip begins in the snowy month of January. I say that because you have to make your reservations 6 months in advance. The process took me about 5 days to secure one of the best sites(in my opinion) in the park. Each morning at 9:00, I would line up our laptops and frantically click on sites trying to be the first to reserve the coveted sites. Why?

I don't really know.

I do know.

I am a mommy to 4 boys.

They need to camp. Their friends need to camp.

They need to inhabit the woods for a few weeks.

They need to commune with nature and get very dirty.

They need to conquer the mosquitoes, the fish and build fires.

Normally, I am enjoying all of these things alongside them.

This year, I am not a happy camper.

Perhaps it was the babies crying in the night, no the toddlers crying during the day. I felt like crying.

Maybe it was the weird boy peeking in the windows at the showers.

Or the sunscreen that didn't work.

Or the mosquitoes that worked overtime..

Or the man who had to land his catamaran right on the beach where we were swimming.

Perhaps, it was the boys bickering in the tent.

And the smelly fish that were caught.

And the stifling heat.

And the torrential rain which I missed..

I missed my blog.

And my bathroom.

And my husband, who was called away to work.

Then I was called away to work.

I was thankful to be needed elsewhere.

My air-conditioned office became my safe haven.

The urgent needs of others delivered me from my vacation in the woods.


I decided working isn't so bad.

Camping, I will give you another chance next week.

I know, I am a glutton for punishment or someone with serious short term memory loss.

It's for the children.


I'll keep telling myself that.

I am redefining myself by the moment.

I think I'd enjoy glamping.




How about you? What kind of camper are you?

Thanks for sticking around.
I missed you all,

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Word-filled Wednesday: The Spontaneous Field Trip

When you are blessed to live near the beach, the invisible "force" pulls you. The day arrives when you feel the humidity and the warmth, as you walk out the door. It detours you. Suddenly, the Monday morning priority "to do" list, has lost it's urgency. The rush to get dressed and into the car becomes the fire drill of the moment.


The haircut can wait.


 The first order of business is shoes off.


This is where and  how boys play.



Brothers become co-conspirators in silly photos.




The rock hunter gets lost in the endless finds.



 Each rock is a new treasure to be admired, described and collected.



We can't fight the forces of nature.




  God's handiwork is everywhere.


  I am grateful to my God for this morning.


With a thankful heart,
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...looking back to when homeschooling was more hands on









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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...Where Testosterone meets the desert














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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday... Civil War Day 2010






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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's very quiet around here...

We are currently out in the woods camping. My nickname for this trip is my Fat Farm. Every event requires a great expenditure of way too many calories. Our site is very far away from the rest rooms. The beach is down a killer hill, cooking and making coffee requires enormous effort. Even the showers are a long sweaty walk away. So when I return home, I hope to be less of the gal I used to be.

Warmly Yours!



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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring is here, the flowers and the bees are out...






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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Cruise Memories


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- No favoritism here, just 3 favorites:

In case anyone is getting concerned that I have gone over to the dark side, I have to break the silence of wordless Wednesday.
BennyG Star Wars Legos