Ok, so we are planning on going camping this summer. I finally talked my husband in to taking me camping and, not only that, but in a tent! When we broke the news to her, Vivian looked at us dubiously and said “There aren’t any hotels at the Grand Canyon?”. To that, we chuckled and then explained, later on when we were shopping for a portable stove at Academy, how we will cook some of our food outside on the grill. To that, Vivian exclaimed “There are no restaurants either???????”. HAHAHA….uh-oh! We may be in trouble there.
I was making a list the other day of items we need to buy/bring/pack and then I compared my list with my husband’s list. It went kinda like this:
Packing for Camping Checklist:FOOD Canned goods Nonstick cooking spray Coffee Marshmallows Granola bars Peanuts Raisins Drinks Water cooler Dishtowels Cooking pan Small sauce pan Cooking utensils Can opener Stove Tea kettle Bug repellent First aid kit Sunscreen Tylenol/pain relievers Hand sanitizer Hand soap Baby wipes Duct tape Flashlights Batteries Matches and lighters Papertowels Toilet paper Foil Ziploc bags Plastic grocery store bags Trash bags Tent Tarps Rope, cords or wire Extension cord Egg crate mattresses Sleeping bags Extra Blankets Pillows Knife to cook Pocket knives Picnic set (plates, cups, forks, spoons and knives) Dish soap Dish sponge Washcloths and towels Firewood Wire coat hanger BBQ utensils (spatulas, etc) Hand held broom Clothes pins Plastic tablecloth Citronella candle Laptop DVDs Camera and equipment Power strip Reservations for campsites Quarters Laundry detergent Cards Radio Camp chairs Scissors Clothing Boots Swimsuits/trunks Beach shoes Tubes (in case we go tubing) Backpacks Books Outdoor toys (frisbee, balls, kite) Umbrella Vivian: whistle Sunglasses Sippy/snack cups Coffee Thermos
Steven’s List:Clothes Shoes Tent Stove Food
Well, I guess he has the basics. It looks like I am about to set up camp on the prairie. All I need is a covered wagon and some horses.
We are planning on camping at the Grand Canyon two days, Page, AZ two days; Monument Valley, UT two days; and somewhere in Colorado for two days. Getting excited!