Posts Tagged ‘camping hammock’
For a Mother’s Day gift this year, for my mother and mother-in-law, my husband and I took them to a beautiful garden! We spent the day walking around the beautifully maintained grounds, marveling at the beauty of it, wondering how old are these trees?
My husband was funny, he kept falling behind, then I would see him trying to figure out what kind of tree it was! I was afraid I would turn around to find that he slipped one of our travel hammocks in his backpack, and had it strung it up between two trees, and was hopping in for a nap!
I only miss my hammock while away. It would be nice to string up a portable hammock on the balcony but the management will not be impressed, I think?
It was the perfect day to slip one of my backpacking hammocks into my backpack and hit the trail. I rode for a couple hours, it just felt so good!
Then I found a nice quiet hollow, off the trail, and strung up my hammock for a little snooze. When I woke up, it was lunchtime! Luckily, I had that along too.
As I am on a roll these last few days talking about camping, I wanted to continue on this thread. Yesterday, I had a wonderful afternoon to myself. I really needed that time to clear my mind of the worries of the week. With a tragic event on Monday for our country, I needed to remind ourselves of the good things that happen also.
So, today, I have a bit of yard work to continue with, and I will only be taking a “camping” break in my folding hammock out back. I will take my lunch there today, when I am hungry and need a break from the glorious sun that is shining!
Yesterday, I talked about short “camping trips”, as in just a short period of time we take for ourselves to get away from our busy lives, stresses, duties, etc. As I said, it is just a matter of taking one of your travel hammocks on a short trip.
This can be as close as your backyard, even. However, one of my favorite afternoons, on a beautiful day, is to take the afternoon with my bike to one of the trails nearby. Then, when I need a break, I just find a shady spot, and string up my portable hammock, get out my drink and snack, and I am set!
Today, we are traveling to Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms in bloom! I am so excited, I always wanted to do this. Last year, it was such an early spring that everything bloomed before we could blink!
This year, it is late, and seeming to take forever, but the advantage is that I actually got the idea to go in time! Wouldn’t it be fun to bring my Bliss Hammocks travel hammock and hang up near the tidal basin to enjoy the beauty? I do think I would be arrested, though, so I won’t try it!
I love Saturdays! Just a day to sleep in, hang out with the family, catch up on stuff left over from the week. or just run around or do…whatever! Today, my hubby and I discovered a new, really just a forgotten, little park to run or walk, or have a picnic.
It sits up on a small hill and has a beautiful view of the country. I am glad to have re-discovered it now so that I can watch the valley come alive this spring! I am planning on bringing a portable hammock there this spring, also, to take a rest in!
My boys are getting older, so we don’t have an Easter egg hunt anymore, and we haven’t painted eggs the last two years, although I enjoy that as an adult. So, we just might do that later in the week? It is different when they aren’t little anymore.
Yet, I enjoy them in a different way. For instance, my oldest teenager volunteered at the church to help with the egg hunt for the little ones, and that makes me proud. They still love candy, though! So, they are getting candy and a new nylon hammock for their outdoor activities this year.
Kids can be so lazy nowadays, not like when I was a boy, I was outside constantly. We are taking our backpacking hammocks along, as these kids are going need a break this afternoon!
Today, our plans include a carriage ride through Central Park. Even though the trees are still bare, there will be signs of spring everywhere. I am always amazed by this huge park inside this huge city! I wonder if I could bring a portable hammock to have a rest in?