This week seems to have been all about holidays. We made a slightly scary and impulsive decision to go to Morocco last weekend: we’ve held off being adventurous while the kids were babies, but now K is nearly 3 there is no reason to hold back! We’re booked with the Adventure Company, which grades the child-friendliness of its holidays. Dh uses a wheelchair so we always need to make sure a holiday is accessible too. We’ll report back on how we get on, on the blog.
It’s mums 70th this summer and my sister and I have been searching for ideas to celebrate. At the moment we’re hoping to book a few days at the Old Park Hotel in the Isle of Wight. My sister has stayed there before and it looks like it can cope with multi-family, multi generational holidays.
Over the summer we have decided to go camping with my cousins. They have a family camp every year as soon as school ends for the summer, but we’ve not been brave enough yet! I suspect Dh may work that week so wish me luck as I’m not a natural camper. My cousin’s husband, the plumber, has built an outdoor shower where they camp, with hot running water, and we can always retreat to my aunt and uncle’s house if we need!
In campingfunzone.com and here’s where you can find some good resources:
RV and Camping Shows At RV and camping shows, you can see trailers, RVs and the latest technology that makes even setting up a tent quick and easy. The days of pounding stakes into the ground are long gone, believe it or not!
Outdoor Recreation Retailers Both L.L. Bean and REI offer classes on camping and related topics, such as wilderness First Aid and paddling, at their popular outdoor schools. Bass Pro Shops also offer seasonal camping seminars.
State Parks Some departments of natural resources, such as those in Minnesota and Texas, offer one- or two-night how-to-camp weekends with equipment provided. The experience gives you a taste of camping before you invest in gear.