Over the last few months, I have been hemming and hawing over what I’d like to do to celebrate my 40th birthday this year. In the past, I haven’t been one to make a big to-do about big birthdays, but somehow this year I felt it important. We don’t turn 40 often and it feels like a big milestone in some ways. Perhaps my dad articulated it the best when he said “I can’t believe I have a daughter who is 40.”. Where does the time go?
One of my favorite things to do these days is go camping with my husband. It’s great because it gets us out of town for a few days for a change of scenery, we get to spend time together with limited distractions, and we get out into nature where it’s peaceful. I’ve never camped before I met him, but we’ve gone 6-8 times over the past year.
Thus, for the big birthday, I decided that we should go camping and to a place that we haven’t been to yet. Normally, I make the reservations, but I want part of it to be a surprise and the place where we are going is also a little complicated to navigate so I thought it better to leave it up to him. I am very much looking forward to the trip.
Lastly, part of the trip, besides the planning, is getting all of our things together that we’ve collecting over the past few weeks for the trip. We have new gadgets to try out such as a great new lightweight shovel that collapses, as well as a new shirt that my mother-in-law got me from REI.