We just recently returned home from a weeklong camping vacation to a little place called Fortine in Montana. Its where my father-in-law grew up and is one of their families favorite places to travel. This was my second time going (the last time we went was a few months after we were married) and it was just as enjoyable as the first time. It was a lot different though. Last time I went I was a newlywed with not much responsibility at the camp. This time I had a 20 month old and a 4 month old puppy, plus I’m 25 weeks pregnant. Its a much different trip when you add in those factors. It was more tiring and my back hurts in all kinds of ways, but it was a lot of fun.
I’m not ashamed to say that I missed having cell service every day. I like social media and checking it daily, I’m not afraid to say that. One night while I was laying on our air mattress with H trying to get him to take an afternoon nap I decided to jot down a few things in my notes that I would have tweeted during the week had I been able to have service and live tweet my experience throughout the week.
So here they are. My tweets from Montana.
“Pregnant + camping + hip/back aches = an emotional camper”
“My niece informed me I look more happy when I wear makeup. See if I go makeup-less anymore when I camp”
“Touched 30+ fish today – pulling hooks out of their mouths (and eyes – barf) and everything. I’ve come a long way. Applaud me.”
“All I want to do is sleep in but come 8am the tent gets hotter than the freaking sun. There is no sleeping in here.”
“When I get really hot I turn red as a tomato. I’ve apparently passed this awesome trait on to my son.”
Follow up Tweet “Its real hard to tell if you’re getting sunburnt or if you’re just hot when you’re this way.”
Follow up Tweet “We BETTER not be getting sunburned because I make us reapply sunscreen every 2 hours #masteresthetician”
“Bathing in a lake only makes you feel semi clean because you’re still bathing in a lake.”
“My mother in law is a dear and lets me shower in the trailer. I never feel more refreshed than I do after washing camping off of me.”
“My husband brought his iPad camping with us. Its been a lifesaver come nap and bedtime.”
“We are here 5 days and I brought 5 different swimming suits. If that doesn’t describe who I am then I don’t know what does.”
“Can our next trip be to Disneyland please?”
“My nieces and nephews keep the occasional fish they’ve caught in a large can and way too many times I’ve almost knocked it over.”
“I hate all bugs and I cannot lie.”
“Nature has many weird smells.”
“If you’re pregnant and camping I demand you buy the Theracane and take it with you. It will get you through the aches and pains.”
“My 1 year-old has an amazing talent at being covered in dirt in less than 30 seconds.”