Posts Tagged ‘portable 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!
Camping can just be taking your one of your camping hammocks out to your backyard, stringing it up between two trees, and spending some time there. It doesn’t have to be a big production. We can have short “camping” trips too to take us away for as long or short a period of time that our schedule allows! It is our perception that counts.
I sure hope all the snow is gone by this weekend. We just may get our travel hammocks out and have a little hike Easter afternoon, weather permitting.
It will help to work off the big Easter dinner we have planned. We don’t really need a hammock for a short trip, yet it just makes it more fun. Then we know we can relax anywhere, up off the damp ground!
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!
To celebrate the last weekend of winter, today is going to be a fun, family day. As soon as the weather warms up, I like to be outside. So, today we are going to a train museum! It is a perfect day to just walk around inside, taking in the sights–the boys still love trains!
Then tonight, before bed, we will all pile in one of the huge camping hammocks in the basement, and that is getting quite funny, because the boys are bigger than me now(!), and read Old Smokey by Bill Pete. This is a book we have had since they were little and we still love it!
A fun cold, winter Saturday night in our house often turns into a “camp in”, as opposed to a “camp out”, like we do in nice weather. It is very simple, family fun, even corny at times! But that’s okay, because it’s family.
The theme this week is Nightmare on Elm Street (am I crazy for letting my teenager talk me into this?) and anything scary! We all have our own folding hammock strung up in the basement family room. To be truthful, I am glad we are all together for sleeping because I will probably be scared!
I am planning on spending Saturday outside, soaking up some much needed nature! I will be spending the day hiking, locally, close to home. I am taking one of my backpacking hammocks for the rest period!
Having a vacation up here in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, one of my absolute favorite places! Staying in a little cottage right on the Cape Cod Bay, otherwise known as “Heaven”. I can sit on the deck for hours on end, just listening to the waves lap gently on the shore, sunning, and reading.
This year, however, I got smart! I missed my hammock last year, so I brought along one of our camping hammocks, and used tree straps to fasten it to the railings on the deck. It is perfect and I am so happy I thought of it! Now, I can look out over the beautiful, blue water, and just give thanks for this gorgeous day!
Well, our camping trip turned into a hiking trip also! My favorite, but I can’t believe I got the wife to go for it! As I explained, she does prefer to “camp” in the house, so going to a campsite is quite a challenge for her, as it is. But, hiking to our spot, and using backpacking hammocks, I was sure was going to be where she drew the line.
But, I guess she enjoyed the first half of our weekend so much that she was feeling very generous. Don’t get me wrong, she is a wonderful woman, and very generous, but this is just not her cup of tea. But she ended up having fun! It was a “down to nature”-type of short camping trip, and I think she was very proud of herself for going the extra mile for her guys. She blessed herself in blessing us, and it was very special!