“Honey are you ready to go, we really should get going, remember we need to let the dog out?” my hubby asked me, this morning, as I relaxed poolside, having just emerged from the jacuzzi feeling so relaxed I did not want to move!
“Go?” I meekly protested, I just want to take a nap I thought to myself, and then uttered, “give me 15 more minutes.”
So that is how our little getaway ended around noon today.
We just left yesterday afternoon around 3:00, and arrived about a 1/2 hour later at a local camping resort. We promptly set up the tent, and then went to the pool. It was so nice, we did nothing. 🙂
We had a delicious dinner of roasted hot dogs, and campfire corn,( corn on the cob, smothered in butter, then wrapped in foil and placed in your fire for about 5-8 min.) fresh watermelon, and macaroni salad. We sat at our campsite, listening to the cicadas, chatting, and telling stories. We then headed down to the campstore for ice cream sundaes, and a round of mini golf. Which by the way, I was the miracle mom, I got 3 holes in one!
It was a night of simple fun, and time together. By 10:00 we were all snuggled in the tent together under the trees, feeling quite snug and comfortable on our air mattresses.
It was a beautiful morning at our campsite, it is in a densely wooded and remote area of the campground. We then swam at the nearby pond, and then spent about 2 hours at the pool before coming home.
Our brief time away was a good reminder to me of the importance of getting away as a family. Times like this is what bonds a family, we enjoy being together, we have fun together, we talk and communicate, and just enjoy times of silence (and if you know my son that is rare!!).
Thought for the day – I truly believe times like today are good building blocks for the teenage years that are just around the corner. We are working to build a solid family foundation built on quality time together, communication, and Christ!