What I’m NOT bringing:
My engagement ring. Leaving my diamond safe at home. I chose a simple, white gold wedding band for just this reason – so that I could wear it independent of my precious diamonds while on adventures – and still look married! 🙂
Any To Do lists. Yessss! Just 5 days of hanging with my kids and watching my husband (the true concert junkie of the family) enjoy the biggest Christian Music Festival in the Northeast.
Any Projects. I did ask my husband if I could bring
my sewing machine. He just looked at me funny. I will bring the laptop and write up some more Tipi Tales if our experience brings on flashbacks…
What I AM bringing:
My Big Sister. You didn’t know I had a big sister? OK, I admit. She’s adopted. She’s everything a big sister should be – Older (not by much), Wiser, Inspiring, great example in Fashion, Balance, and Loving my kids. Oh, yeah – did I mention she has three kids? 4 adults, 6 kids under 6, for 5 days in the middle of nowhere. With lots and lots of music.
Marinaded Teryaki Chicken Thighs – frozen and ready for the campfire coals. Homemade Bread and Hamburger Rolls. Thick, Creamy, Homemade Yogurt. Frozen Tortillas. Fresh, Raw Milk by the gallon. Fresh lettuce from my garden and Homemade Maple Mustard Salad Dressing.We’re eating Real Food on this camping trip! All recipes from my book. 🙂
The kid’s oldest clothes, and our entire stash of best bibs.
Good reading material. I’m hoping in between 3 kids, dozens concerts, and late night chats over the campfire that I’ll have a chance to read a full length, adult novel for the first time since I decided to write a book. I’m packing Christ Walley.
The Kitchen Sink. Yes, I know – I don’t really think the term camping applies if you have a sink. Which I will have, along with a shower, toilet, fridge and stove. All this in generous interior of the new Holden Family Bus – an old Greyhound style bus converted to an RV – we’ve got a kitchen, bathroom, entertainment center, and sleeping for up to 13. And I’m not ashamed of the luxuries. I have nothing to prove – you guys know I know how to rough it. 🙂 I lived in a tipi, peoples!
A full report, including hilarious stories and random pictures, promised when we return. Photos of the bus on its maiden voyage this past weekend.