Just got back recently from camping with a few friends. Having our main core and a few additional people join each trip has gradually become the trend; it’s hard to find people who are actually interested in camping, although we’re looking rather slowly.
The latest person to join our camping squad is a pretty incredible person. He’s really good at everything he does, and is the type of person who likes to try new things. During the trip, he randomly picked up an escape room game from a gas station convenience store. While the rest of us were unfamiliar with these types of games, it ended up being really fun as we solved puzzles together. Also, he’s an amazing cook (though I feel bad that we couldn’t be more of a help for him during the trip).
Although the trip overall went smoothly, some parts didn’t. One of my best friends ended up feeling extremely unwell and ended up staying in tent for almost the entire duration. What particularly sucks is that we ended up staying for two days instead of our normal one, meaning my friend just suffered for double the length. They also tried to look around for fishing spots, to no avail.
We also struggled to start a fire on the last day of the trip. Foolishly, we used up all our fire-starter on the first day and struggled for the two days thereafter. At the very least, we were able to successfully start a fire on the second day; only the last day was really impacted by a lack of fire. You live and you learn, I guess.
The trip to our campsite ended up taking us a couple hundred kilometers and over five hours each way. Out of all the locations we’ve been to, this has been the furthest one so far. Despite its remoteness, it was actually pretty close to the highway. We often heard the sounds of semi-trucks rolling along the road beside the site. I don’t think we plan to go back to that site any time soon.
Anyways, it was a fun time overall, and I’m excited for the next camping trip already.