In an exciting development for this family, this Wednesday will see us heading off on our first ever camping trip. We’re packed, we have a brand-spanking-new tent (and virtually every accessory you can think of) and we’ll be hitting the M4 in less than 48 hours. The Gower Penninsula in Wales is our destination – a target which was chosen through amusing circumstances (namely: Sara doesn’t want to go camping, I don’t want to go to Wales – so we’ll both be losing!) and the boys are getting very excited…
Thankfully, despite Sara’s dislike of camping, I’m a seasoned pro – or at least I was. As you can see from this short photo retrospective…
As you can see from my short, photographic interlude, there is a long history of camping in my family – so I’m really looking forward to getting back into it again. Whilst I suspect my camping skills might be a little rusty, I’m lucky enough to be married to a woman who takes organisation and planning to insane new levels.
We’ve not even set foot on a campsite yet and Sara already has several Pinterest boards dedicated to camping tips, has organised a garage full of equipment, supplies and storage AND has almost everything packed already – despite it being another two days before we leave.
With all this preparation and experience, I’m hoping that this will be the first of many great family camping holidays. Naturally I shall be telling you all about it when we come back (there might even be a few holiday snaps on Twitter if you’re interested – and if I find somewhere to charge my iPhone!) but if you have any good camping tips to share, now is the time to do so…!
2 thoughts on “Fatherhood²: A Camping We Will Go – It’s Just Like Riding a Bike, Right?”
It is Father’s Day here in Brazil this Sunday and my present is going to be a tent. We shal then be going off on our first camping trip as a family so I am very interested in your experinces. Good luck!
Hope the camping trip is going well / has gone well. My wife and I will be heading off on our first ever camping trip on Thursday, going to Cornwall with our four month old son.