Black Folks, Camping and Vegan Food.....Oh My

We had our first camping trip of the season a couple of weeks ago, and let's just say I can't wait to do more with the fam!

I didn't grow up camping and actually didn't go on my first camping trip until I met Eric in my early twenties.

If anyone invited me to go camping back in the day, I would look at them like this....

Sleeping outside in the heat, with bugs, possible rain and not having access to a shower?

Nah, I'm good on that.

I only went on that first trip with Eric because I was trying to impress him while we were dating. lol

I had to make my boo think I was outdoorsy and adventurous. We went with a group of some of his friends and spent the weekend white water rafting, eating cheeseburgers, and taking shots of Bacardi (well I did) to fall asleep. Every little sound made me wake up back then. lol The good ole days.

These days I love taking the kids camping because it forces us to unplug, relax and live in the moment. Nothing better!

Anywho, about the latest camping trip....

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This was the first time we participated in Great American Campout - a night of camping with about 50 other families hosted by our county. There were lots of planned activities.... swimming, archery, canoeing, field games (similar to the ones in elementary school), a bonfire & they even provided dinner and breakfast the next day. All for $10 a person.

We made sure to bring plenty of snacks....I was the only one who didn't like the Earth Balance puffs....they're dry and kind of bland.

This is so lazy but I didn't make food in advance for dinner. Vegan fail!  I figured we would just go up the road if there weren't any vegan options on the menu (I didn't expect there to be much). 

Check this out! There was veggie burgers, vegetarian baked beans, watermelon and potato chips on the menu. I was shocked! Sure there was pasta salad with cheese, hotdogs and other non-vegan food, but the fact that they considered everybody had me dancing like this...

I can't tell you how much I appreciated this! The world is changing, y'all!

Always good times camping with the fam!

Check out our camping trip from last summer (I recorded a video for it, too)

 

Does your family camp? If not, are the bugs and heat stopping you from doing it?

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