So the day of reckoning is here. Tomorrow we will set off for our first ever family camping trip but in order for that to happen we need to get everything into the car.
If it was up to me we’d have got everything out last weekend and done a trial pack, but Husband wasn’t up for it. I’d far rather be prepared to pack less, than spend a whole
day trying to make things fit, but he’s obviously a bit more relaxed about the whole thing.
At this point, I’m quietly optimistic. Although the pile of stuff looked quite big when we got most of it together yesterday, we do have an estate car, so I’m hoping it will all go in.
I’ve tried really hard to stick to the basics of what we’ll need – tent, air beds, sleeping bags, four of those chairs that go into bags, a table, a gas stove and a unit to stand it on. We also have two collapsable boxes of provisions and practical things – lights, a mallet, pegs, first aid kit – plus a cool box for putting some basic supplies in. Oh, and I’ve yet to pack clothes for the grown-ups or shoes for anyone, but I’m sure that won’t add up to much…
I figure the kids don’t need their footwells, being only 5 and nearly 3, so that’s loads more capacity we can use. After all, we’re only going for three days, it can’t add up to that much stuff, can it?