This summer has been keeping me on my toes for sure!
Less then two weeks after unpacking from our last adventure I was prepping for a week of Summer camp with the Boy Scouts. (This is my son's third summer going to camp and my second summer as an adult helper for our troop.)
It's a pretty good gig. I get my own tent, right on lake. :)
Free time to sit in the sun, read, and hike.
I hiked all over the place with those boys.
Seriously, MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF HIKING.
There was hiking to Aquatics to go swimming, and canoeing and sailboating and paddle boarding, just to name a few....
There was hiking to the open fields to play football, and frisbee.
There was hiking back to our campsite for each meal. That's where the boys would do all of the cooking and cleaning.
I LOVE that part. The adults just sit and watch. :) And be entertained of course. (Jane Goodall had her chimpanzees, I've got my Boy Scouts.)
Oh, to know these dudes is to love them! :)
After dinner the boys would usually fish or play more football. Then the campfire would start. I loved getting to sit around it each night and listen to the boys talk and laugh and do their funny skits.
I hate the bugs and spiders in my tent. And I swear they have 3 pound grasshoppers up there. I'm not a fan of sleeping on cots and I prefer air conditioning over sleeping in a sweaty sleeping bag. But for this - seeing my boy have so much fun with his friends, getting to be a part of the inside jokes and making the memories together...
I'll keep coming back as long as my boy will have me tag along.
You can live a healthy lifestyle in the real world without giving up everything that makes you happy.