Sunday, June 17, 2007

Primitive Tent Site

Does anyone know what that means? I did not but after this weekend...I was enlightened...even initiated. A "Primitive Tent Site" is a remote camp site, only found by foot. There is no running water, no toilets, no electricity...hence the word "Primitive".
A few days ago, I reserved a primitive tent site ...not knowing really what I was requesting and having never been to Lake Ray Roberts. After the 10 minute hike to our site, I understood what I had requested. Yikes~ The good part was it was right on the lake.
We went camping with the Masons and the Lancasters on Friday (6 adults and 6 children under the age of 7...yes, we are insane). The kids had a blast swimming in the water and we enjoyed our time hanging out, cooking out, and just enjoying the time away.
Jeffrey brought the 2-3 man tent (although we own a 10 man one...go figure!) and we all slept in it. The bugs were so noisy that my ear drum actually throbbed when I turned on my left side. Will and I shared the blow up twin mattress (yes, I am a princess) and slept as good as we could have. It didn't rain until we all climbed in our tents, which was a blessing.
Did I mention the only toilet was 10 minutes away?
Anyway, we woke the next morning, had some breakfast, and left before the downpour of rain. We were gone by 9am (mornings come early when you are camping out). We all had a great time and are excited about doing it again...although I could not wait to shower when we returned home. My brother and sister-in-law are in an Airstream as I write this and will be until the first of August. Bless them! There is no way on earth I could do that! I have so much more respect for them after this trip. Their Airstream is posh but seriously? I am not that girl!
Christa took some pictures so I'll post them when she sends them to me. Can you believe I forgot my camera? So not like me!


christa said...

Well, I forgot toilet paper. I would rather have forgotten the camara (:

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

I went camping with some friends in high school (got in a little trouble for that) and we were in a primitive camp site. So The Primitive was a long running joke between all of us. I had not thought about it in ages!