Disney processing time

We’ve been home now for about 2 weeks, it feels no different than if we had just left yesterday. I’ve spoken to others and we are not alone in our withdrawal from the Mouse! I often get asked why we go every year.

That and do I really think my kids will remember the yearly trips being so young.

The reality is I don’t think I know other than it feels like home. The customer service and the care taken of the park isn’t the same but it is still leaps and bounds from what we experience else where.

As we continue to process being home and not on vacation with the mouse I have the pleasure of editing the blogs about the trip or the trip report if you want to call it that. And sorting over 16gb of pictures. Yay me!

The pictures make it worse. You see all the smiles and fun things you did and you want to head back right away.

Soon I hope. Soon!

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Camping is it for me?

I remember loving camping as a kid. We would go camping for a week at a time and as a kid it was a blast even in the rain. I still to this day love swimming in the rain. I am not talking about freezing hail type rain but just a summer shower.

We would spend our days at the lake swimming, fishing (never caught anything!), exploring, and taking the dingy out to small islands. Parents were at the camp site I imagine napping, relaxing, and enjoying the peace.

I have camped in tents, tent trailers, reclined car seats, and even under the stars as a kid and young adult. When camping with family we would stay at a camp ground with toilets and showers. I can’t imagine what I would do with out that now. (Bit of a germaphobe).

I’ve been getting the bug to go camping but I just don’t know. I would have to buy everything from scratch, I couldn’t buy a tent trailer without fearing a mouse infestation or replacing the mattress pads and¬†cushions. So then I thought why not just go with a tent.

Shopping list:

  • $191.99 Coleman 14×10 8 person Instant Tent on Amazon Click Here
  • $14.65 Coleman Tent Kit on Amazon Click Here
  • $3.97 Extra Coleman Tent Stakes on Amazon Click Here
  • $144.68 4 sleeping bags Coleman Taos Extreme – Weather Mummy Bags on Amazon Click Here
  • $119.90 2 Kelty Good Nite Queen Airbeds on Amazon Click Here
  • $17.97 Coleman 12-Volt DC Quick Pump on Amazon Click Here
  • $10 4 – 8 LED Flash lights (Dollar Store)
  • $75 3 Rayovac Led Lanterns on Amazon Click Here
  • $189 Coleman 12×10 Hex Instant Screened Shelter on Amazon Click Here
  • $35.30 Coleman Speckled Enamelware Dining Kit on Amazon Click Here
  • $30.46 Texsport Black Ice Cook Set on Amazon Click Here

Total with out something to wash dishes on or cook the food on? $832.92¬†That is just a bit more than I am willing to spend to go camping right now. I know it’s a 1 time purchase and we could use it over and over again. But for that I would rather spend a few nights in Las Vegas.

It’s a tough call for me, I don’t know if I can change the way I currently camp:

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