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Postby GollyGee » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:20 am

We're going camping tomorrow...just me and the little one and our trusty little tent.

The tent is set up in the middle of our lounge-room for a bit of cleaning & seam-sealing so we may as well camp out! Sure the ducted-heating doesn't compare to a good ol' campfire, but we'll still have fun playing cards & reading stories by torchlight. :lol:

It'll be a good opportunity to check my mattress too (which seems to have a slow leak somewhere).

It's only 1 night 'away' but we're really looking forward to it!
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:52 am

Oh my gosh....that does take me back to another time. You can also set up camp on the deck if you have one.....you sort of get the 'outdoor' feeling a bit more.

Whatever you do GG.....enjoy it.

PS....I often sleep in my CT in the back yard when I am feeling in need of some form of camp.
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:50 am

Have a great time GollyGee!!! ::)
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby Lin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:02 am

Have fun! Don't burn the marshmallows. :lol:
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby stevo. » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:21 am

gypsylady wrote:You can also set up camp on the deck if you have one.....you sort of get the 'outdoor' feeling a bit more


i won't make any jokes about making a long drop, off the deck.
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:57 pm

stevo wrote:
gypsylady wrote:You can also set up camp on the deck if you have one.....you sort of get the 'outdoor' feeling a bit more


i won't make any jokes about making a long drop, off the deck.


NOW that would be a long drop....ha, ha.
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GollyGee » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:41 pm

Woohoo! We're back! Great trip away!

Started out a bit iffy when we discovered we might not have enough supplies to get through the night, but a night time hike into town soon fixed that (and we got to see some local wildlife along the way). We had a fire and could watch the stars from bed too! We read stories, played shadow puppets, chit-chatted & enjoyed tickles before schnooze time. Slept well though the animals were a bit noisy.

Interpretation: we walked down to the local milkbar for chocolates & lollies (saw a possum along the way) and dd drew pictures of the stars to stick on the tent window. The indoor guinea pigs were noisy.
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DD got into the spirit of our imaginary camp & hike, until I pushed it a bit far, encouraging her to have some water to keep her fluids up for the long journey (300m down the road) and warned her to be on the look out for wild animals. At that point she looked at me in that pre eye-rolling sorta way and said "Mum the only thing you have to fear is your imagination". :grin: Pretty cluey for seven years old.
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:43 pm

What a great report GG...thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby Lin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:50 pm

Sounds like the ideal camping trip!

Did the mattress hold up?
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GollyGee » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:49 pm

I still haven't tested the mattress I need to check ...I found a different mattress to try while rummaging around, which turned out to be very comfortable. Nice discovery.

We slept in the tent again last night. :lol:
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby Foreveryoung » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:00 am

Hi there bought my 4yr old grandson a play camping tent for his birthday recently and it is set up in the loungeroom. Came with camping equipment(all plastic) tomahawk, folding shovel, lantern which turns into a torch(a real hit with him) hunting knife. He had a ball sleeping in the tent in his sleeping bag. Ah! to be a kid again! :grin:
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GollyGee » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:56 am

What an ace gift!
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Re: Lounge-Room Camping ...

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:15 pm

GollyGee wrote:What an ace gift!



I agree...kids seem to like having their own tents.

It is especially good because it gives them their own place to be responsible for as well.

Start them off young and get them outdoors enjoying this great country of ours.

Mine started in the lounge and graduated to the back deck and then the back yard...it builds their confidence.
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