Last night I had the pleasure of accompanying my son on his overnight camping trip at Woodcock nature center. He had been hiking all day and I arrived in the afternoon with the tent. A quick hike into the woods to the camp site and 20 minutes later I was sitting in my tent wishing I had brought my lap top. It was dark by 4:30 and pitch black by 5pm. Temperatures dropped quickly to below freezing. I decided in a sleeping bag was the best place to be. I was allowed to come as the token female chaperone on the trip. I listened to the children playing games, cooking around the campfire and the telling of Native American stories.
The children were in bed early. I wish I could say I got a good night sleep but I spent most of the night dreaming about my own bed at home and wishing I was in it. I am a softie after all, but it was a nice memory.