Camping in Your Backyard

Natasha HeadStarred Page By Natasha Head, 12th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/jvmm_apm/
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You don't need the expense of a five start suite to enjoy some summer fun with your kids. A tried and true idea to bring your family closer together.

Declining Economy?

So maybe you don't have quite as much saved for your family summer vacation as you have had in past years, and you're worried about the fun factor of this years trip when you are trying to stick to a budget. Have you ever considered passing on the costly trip and enjoying it right in your own backyard?

The Fun Starts Here!

Remember when you were a kid and how much fun you had when you got to spend some quality time with your Mom and Dad? Did it matter where you were or what you were doing? No, of course it didn't. The fun came in knowing you had their attention, even if only for a short while. Do you think it's any different with your own kids?

The one thing that is different is the ability work has to get in touch with us and mess up our plans. Before you dig out the tent, give your children the attention they deserve. Turn off the cell phone, the TV, the computer and the video games and get to work building your camp site together...right in your own back yard.

Camping Under the Stars

Once you've set the stakes and the tent is ready, build your fire and tell your tales. Roast the hotdogs and marshmellows and appreciate the time together. Enjoy natures wonder and the beauty of the night sky as you count the stars to infinity. Do they look any different than they would if you were standing on the patio of a hotel suite you charged to your visa that will take months to pay off?

Camping, Fellowship, Faith

Through the dying embers of your once roaring fire, notice the satisfied looks on the faces of your family members. Hard to believe that sense of contentment can be found so easily, yet we seem to be on a mission to ignore any opportunity we get to engage it.

The time has come to get back to basics. To work and play on equal levels. To learn to do without that which we never needed to begin with, and appreciate all that we already have. When somthing as simple as staging a campout for your family without even leaving your yard brings such a sense of family, love, and contentment, its obvious we've gotten into the habit of doing it all wrong.

Embrace a simplified lifestyle this summer. Stay home and support the local small businesses that keep your community alive. Visit a Farmer's Market and eat food that has been grown in the soil of your homeland...not a country on the other side of the world. With a little bit of sweat and very little money, you could plant your own garden, and really get a sense of gratitude for all the universe is able to provide us.

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Affordable, Camping, Camping With Kids, Family, Family Fun, Fun, Spiritual

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author avatar Natasha Head
Born into a real estate family, Natasha has been a licensed real estate agent since 1993. She has penned many works based on her experience, and enjoys freelancing as well. She has a keen interest in arts, music and spirituality, and enjoys the opp...(more)

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author avatar Mystique1957
17th Jun 2010 (#)

My dearest Tasha... How glad I am to have pulled you in here! You even have a star page! It is outrageous you don´t even have a comment, so I will take on that honor! Gosh, this is so great! I am glad I didn´t disappoint you with this great site!
Keep ´em coming, baby!
Warmest hugs and infinite heavenly blessings,
Al

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author avatar alsmith
20th Jun 2010 (#)

Great article! I like the style in which your articles are writen.

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author avatar C. Michael Davis
23rd Jun 2010 (#)

Great idea. One of my grandsons is coming to visit soon and this sounds like a wonderful idea.

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author avatar Donna Thacker
21st Jul 2010 (#)

Great article! I live in a rural area and it is fun to find creative inexpensive things to do!

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author avatar smoothoperator
7th Aug 2010 (#)

Blessed are you who understands this truth and blessed are all those who read this and put into practice.

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author avatar krrymarie
13th Aug 2010 (#)

Cool article

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