Filed under: Family Camping, Holidays on the Road
Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, Make Your New Year Sweeter With Camping!
Happy New Year, to all our Jewish brothers and sisters! As we look forward to the New Year with joy and expectation of a sweet year, we also start to plan ways to keep our families strong and well grounded.
Some of the best memories I have of growing up were made while camping with my family and friends. Our families would camp together on most of the major holidays. (But then, I grew up in Southern California so, camping on Thanksgiving is totally comfortable.)
Whether we were pitching a tent in the rain, sleeping under a lean-to or roughing it in the RV, we always had a great time camping together. Now that I am the parent I try to relive all those great adventures with my children. Getting away from the city, our house, and all the distractions that come with home life has helped to keep our family close. I can honestly say that hanging out with my daughters is like hanging out with my friends, only better.
As we plan a camping trip with friends for October I can not help but wonder why more families don’t camp. Why is it that we often feel we have to spend a small fortune to show our kids a good time? Getting back to the simple things in life (like roasted marshmallows) builds better and longer lasting memories then a two minute ride on a rollercoaster. And really how much conversation can you have while screaming?
Happy New Year! Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim, “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.”
Have a Sweet New Year! And take the family camping as often as you can!