Camping? You mean, in a tent?

Posted 2 November, 2007 by Trish in Travel / 1 Comment

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EISENHOWER STATE PARK, TEXAS (DAY 1)

We’ve talked about taking a family camping trip for years, but since we Kuettel girls have never truly experienced camping–yes, camping in a tent, all we’ve done is talk. Finally, we picked a date, Chaz recommended Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma (Texas side), and off we were!

Scott and I both worked on Friday, so we met everyone around 8:00. Eisenhower SP is about a hour north of McKinney, so the drive wasn’t bad at all. Why didn’t we do this sooner? When we got to the park it was already dark, so I naturally hung out with the others while Scott put up the tent (and Nick helped). What good boys.

The rest of the night we hung around the campfire. Scott and I had already eaten dinner, but everyone else cooked hotdogs and hamburgers (and ghost peeps left over from Halloween). The weather was a little chilly, but the sky was clear and the fire kept us all warm. We made the obligatory trip to the restroom (right behind our campsite)–ducking under the spiderwebs–and then went to bed. Early to bed, early to rise! Already the camping trip is a big success!
Sleeping in a tent was quite the experience, but the sleeping bag was warm and the air mattress (um…what did you expect??) was pretty comfortable. I kept hearing drops on the tent during the night, so I was afraid that it was raining and everything would be wet in the morning, but it was just the leaves dropping on the tent. We picked the perfect weekend to go camping with all of the leaves changing colors and the weather not too hot or too cold.

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