Hi friends! How are you doing? Happy Saturday! Please tell me that you have a nice cup of coffee in hand, as you hop into Blog Everyday in May prompt for today. There is something just so wonderful about a Saturday morning, don’t you think? *Sigh.*
Today’s prompt is, “Share a childhood memory.”
For this prompt, I pulled out the one photo album with childhood photos that I have here and Wales, and flipped page after page. I loved taking a bit of a stroll down memory lane, and after a bit of time came to one series of photos that brought back wonderful memories: Our annual camping trip.
Each summer, our family vacation would be camping (real camping in tents) for a week. A week of being free with my sisters and having such fun as a family. And as a child who had too much energy, so camping was beyond perfect. For the week, I was allowed to run and jump and play without worrying about getting dirty or muddy. It was perfect! I was allowed to explore and hike and fish, to my heart’s content.
And then, I remember at night we would have a big roaring campfire and where Mom and Dad told us stories from their childhood. Or sometimes my Dad and I would play rounds and rounds of trivia games, one of the many reasons I know so many facts even as an adult.
This was the 1980’s, a time before gadgets, iPhones and tech distractions. I remember spending time in the afternoon lakeside, sitting beneath willow trees reading to no end. I remember playing card games late until the night, lit only by flashlight and lantern.
I remember laughing and having wonderful, unplugged-tech free fun. Even writing this post made me wonderfully happy. Maybe Neal and I need to plan a similar vacation this summer?
I can’t wait to read some of your childhood memories!