Busy week round these parts. B.U.S.Y. And just to top it off we’re heading out to the Grampians (Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park) this weekend for Unblogged (the brain child of Clairey Hewitt) in our crazy camper-trailer. It should be awesome – but unfortunately I’ve left it to the last-minute to get organised. And with five of us to feed, clothes and entertain there’ll be a little bit of organising involved. (Note to self – get your butt into gear asap.)
I love the Grampians. I spent many happy teenage years hiking to the pinnacle, camping with youth groups and going to Easter Camps up there. Now it’s time to introduce my kids to this tree filled paradise. I hope they grow up with as many great memories of the place as I have.
But back to the camper-trailer. We’re relatively new to this scene. This will only be our second adventure with Kermit (well it’s green and the kids love the Muppets - so Kermit kind of just fits). Our first test drive was pretty good but this time we’re looking forward to ironing out a few of the bugs and being a little more organised. (Last time the Nature Boy had to sleep on an air bed in the annex!) Kermit is very comfy and family friendly with a mini kitchen, microwave, toaster and heaps of storage for all of our junk – but being a camper-trailer it’s still a little on the rough and tough side of living. In order to turn a good weekend away into a great weekend you have to be prepared. But to know what ‘prepared’ really means you’ve got to get out there and give it a go – if you know what I mean.
Does your family do the camping thing? Have any tips about kids and camping? Do share – I’ve love to hear them. (Or maybe you’d like to come over and do my packing for me