Sad: Camera died before I ever even took a single picture!!
Happy: We had a WONDERFUL time camping for ten days in the boonies. We dug our own latrine and built an outdoor shower ... truly, it was awesome.
Except, I often wonder why I go camping. I hate bugs, and I hate extreme heat. And we had a LOT of both.
But then I planted my chair in the river, breathed in the fresh air, watched the tree tops sway in the breeze, and I remembered why I love to go camping. There were a gazillion butterflies on the rocky beach; the sky was a brilliant blue without a cloud in sight; and we were alone. No chaos. No arguing. No phone calls. No obligations. Bliss.
The dogs chased chipmunks and jumped in the river.
My daughter and I played cards with our chairs and a table half in the river. The breeze coming off the rapids kept us cool in the heat of the day.
I admit, coming home to a clean bathroom and clean sheets was nice, but I look forward to our next opportunity to go camping.