A few months ago, something came over me and I started leafing through a Maine travel guide put out by the Maine Department of Tourism a few years ago. Somewhere in my reading, I learned that you can camp out in a less intensive way by renting a cabin. And it’s cheap!
So, that little bug of camping light got into my head. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. But Maine … it’s just so far from Connecticut. Is that really the best place to go with two kids four and under for our first outdoor adventure? Probably not. So I stuffed the idea back into the depths of my mind.
… and there it stayed until someone I know announced they were going camping. And, Oh! Someone else mentioned cabins near the beach. I started hunting and pecking and chose a campground with cabins, but I hesititated on booking (can we really afford this?). When I finally made the decision to just do it, that campground was booked … back to the drawing board. I quickly located another campsite with cabins close to home and didn’t even blink as I booked one for two nights and three days.
It’s a short getaway, but it’s also the first real family vacation we’ve taken since having kids. So this is a big thing for us. The kids are psyched. The dogs are checked into the kennel and happily being tickled and played with. And the car? My tiny Civic is packed to the brim.
Yes, folks, we are taking my little Honda Civic camping.
So away we go for a few days. When I return, there will be lots to tell you about — camp food, outdoor fun and this family-run campground that is giving us our first real vacation in years.
See you in a few days!