For quite a while my husband has been itching to take the girls camping, and I have always, always fobbed him off. Camping is NOT my thing. I've done it twice as a kid and that was enough for me! I mean, there is a thing called beds, doors, windows.....rooms!
But this weekend it became very clear that camping was back on the agenda, and I cried. Because I really, really didn't want to go. It was so last minute (we booked it the morning we went) and we didn't have everything we needed, I wasn't prepared - oh, and I already mentioned I DIDN'T WANT TO GO! But, being married means sometimes you have to support your partner and do things you wouldn't necessarily want to do. So with a hastily packed car we drove down to the Kangaroo Valley in NSW for a night of camping. (When I say camping I mean camping. No cabin, or powered site for us. Tent, ground, sleeping bags, camp fire, cold).
The camping ground my husband chose (Glenmack Park) was a mere 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Kangaroo Valley village (winning) so we had shops, a pub, even lovely ice cream shops so close. After we set up the tent we took a walk to the Village, loaded up on supplies and let the kids play at the playground. Then we hastily ran back to the camp site to get our fire going so we wouldn't freeze to death!
We cooked some snags and a curry on our fire (and Mummy had some champagne!), then settled into the tent to watch The Little Mermaid. The nights sleep was ok. We didn't have an air mattress so the ground was hard but the kids put in an excellent effort. We were fairly warm and toasty in our sleeping bags.
We were up bright and early and greeted the FREEZING morning. I mean, 2,5 degrees freezing! So we went to the village for some warming breakfast and then packed up the campsite.
Then a leisurely drive back through Berry where Mummy checked out the beautiful Roots & Wings Design (@rootsandwingsdesign). Such a carefully curated range of beautiful ladies clothing and accessories, beauty products and other design-y pieces). If you are driving through that way definitely pop in.
So, all in all it wasn't the disaster I had thought it would be. The location was great, the weather was freezing but we all had a good time. I'm not going to be putting up my hand to go camping regularly but as long as alcohol is available again I might consider going again.
Here are some pics from the weekend that was. I hope your weekend was enjoyable! x