Our house is in prep mode. We have a trip planned to Canada in two days and we are all working to get the trailer packed, the house tidied up and everything ready. There’s always a long list of things to bring with us, but now it’s a little longer as we have a trailer to prepare (and store things in!).
On top of that, we’re going to be bringing home a visitor! Mummy’s 10 year old cousin is going to be coming home with us to stay for a month during her summer vacation. The kids are pretty excited about it as they don’t see her very often. It will be fun to have another person in the house, especially someone the kids will have a lot of fun with.
Of course, all this prep work can add to the stress level here as well. Sometimes Mummy or I get a bit frazzled with everything going on, but we know that once we’re on the road – all that stress just melts away. It’ll be a long drive too, with a big trailer – our longest haul with the trailer so far – but it will also be a fun adventure. And at the end of the journey, there will be all sorts of friends and family to visit, a baby dedication and two birthdays to celebrate. But even better than that – there will be lots and lots of family camping time together.
And that’s what makes the work worthwhile.