This week is way too crowded to do justice to all the momentous occasions. Holy Week, Levi’s 2nd birthday, four days of Easter at our church, Earth Day.
I think Earth Day will get the nix. Sorry, Earth Day, Jesus trumps this year.
And taking high priority are the multitude of details that come with getting the two Saturday Easter services off the ground.
The other high priority is to try to hold on to some shreds of sanity. I’m not too optimistic about this one.
Oh, and I should be planning our much needed two week vacation that will commence immediately after Easter.
Query :: is it possible to take a vacation that is NOT a staycation and spend very very very little money?
(Staycations are great, don’t get me wrong, but I can’t even remember the last vacating vacation we went on. We’d like to vacate, if possible.)
I have a hankering for camping in a place that has trees. Green trees. After all, summer is coming and soon we will be living in the brown desert. Green needed now.
We know where we want to go (even mapped out the best campsites last time we were there). But we don’t have a tent.
Now, we could get one of those costco-style dome tents. My mom always prefers the palatial style tent…there were no pup tents in my childhood (unless you count countless viewings of the original Parent Trap).
But those things are bulky. And heavy. And what if we end up getting a third seat for our car and eliminate all cargo space? Or what if we go hog wild and turn out to be backpackers?
In other words, I think I’d like something lighter. If we got a backpacker tent, then it could work no matter what. But I don’t see any that work for six people.
Tim? Laura? You guys registered at REI for your wedding, you take your children camping within the first two weeks of life…I’m counting on you for expert advice! (Any other expert advice is also welcome, not to exclude the rest of you!)
And is there any way to pack (and unpack) all this stuff without it being incredibly overwhelming?
These are the details I still need to work out. We do have a stove and hot chocolate, so otherwise we’re good to go.
Oh, but we need marshmallows. Can’t forget the marshmallows.