You have taken your family on many vacations. They have experienced the beauty and the humidity of the rain forests of Costa Rica, as well as the majestic mountains and inlets of Alaska. Why is it then when somebody asks your two teenage daughters about their favorite vacation they keep coming back to simple summer camping trips with their aunt, uncle and three older cousins?
It certainly wasn’t the allure of high tech camping gear that kept them accepting the invitations to spend a three day weekend each summer camping on a lake in Iowa. In fact, the first summer they went they slept on the ground in a tent in temperatures well into the 90s. Their aunt is a good cook and she provided a lot of delicious campfire meals, but it also had to be more than just the food to get your city girls to go three days