Monday, August 1, 2011

Camping in the City!

Okay, for some of you this may seem like an oxymoron but for a non-camper like me it's a compromise almost to the extent of adverting a national debt crisis!  This past weekend we took a little get a way with another family.  When we first started conversations about this get a way we talked about going to Kangaroo Island (just off the coast of south Australia).  Once the price of the get a way exceeded $1,000 plans quickly switched to a more economical get a way.  Before I knew what was happening camping became the selected event. 

However, the location was Adelaide, a bustling metropolis of over a million people.  Things were looking up.  The event started with a trip to the Adelaide zoo where the only two panda bears in the southern hemisphere are located.  In the afternoon we made our way to the "camp".  The family that traveled with us pulled their caravan (RV).  As we pulled into the "camp" no tents were seen only caravans and nicely situated cabins!  YES...running water, queen sized bed, heat, full kitchen and kind of camping.  What we discovered was in this large city was a place to feel like you were out in the middle of nowhere.  The rest of the time we spent hanging out, playing games, and doing a little exploring.  What we did discover was beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails, a lone koala hanging out in a tree, and a nearby Woolworth's store with a great deal on chocolate!  Not to mention the memories we made with good friends!  All in all, two thumbs up on camping in the city!