A few weeks ago we planned to go on an overnight camping trip to a local canyon. However, Dan had to stay late to finish a project at work, and I became overwhelmed at the thought of packing up everything myself so that we could make it to a decent camp spot before dark.
Then I had a brilliant idea: Camp at home!
We took some retaining wall blocks that were waiting to be used in our backyard landscaping, and made ourselves a fire pit.
We roasted hot dogs, drank shasta, and gorged ourselves on S'mores.
It was totally enjoyable and low-key. And completely relaxing--there was no rush.
No panic if we forgot something.
And when it got dark we bedded down on the grass and projected a movie on the side of the shed. Best camping trip ever.