But this summer we just ignored all the excuses of previous years and booked a few weekends and went for it. Every camping weekend became the ultimate mother and daughter weekend — each one better than the last. Together as a team we pitched our tent, set up our camp kitchen, and prepared meals together. Long evenings spent sitting at the picnic tables playing card games and just talking were a refreshing break from the usual at home — where we would spend more time looking at our computers and hand held devices than actually talking. We came home each time a little grubby and tired and not looking forward to unpacking but each time we had new stories and a better appreciation for each other. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
My mother is an artist and a wholly sophisticated person.
For my mother, and for me, fitting into our new suburban town did not come naturally.
1. You will feel pretty damn proud of yourself.
Hiking, backpacking, and camping throughout Southern California and beyond. This past summer, I embarked on my first mother-daughter camping trip. The idea actually came from my friend, Cara. And it was the best idea ever! Hanging out in the outdoors is not new to me. The three of us often take trips together. However, I take for granted that my husband, Peaks, usually plans our nature outings.
In the school holidays, I took my daughter on a two night camping holiday. Or a camping adventure. Some might go so far as to say a camping challenge. But I speak for myself. You might be a really outdoorsy type, and you might read this and think, these things are obvious. So this article is really aimed at the single mum who is a bit like me. I went camping with my family a lot when I was younger, and then a couple of times with an ex-boyfriend. But that was almost 15 years ago. Was I ever in charge of setting up the tent? And these days, I much prefer a bed.