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A Mother’s Day Campout

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Mother's Day CampoutTrees, streams and adventure make Mother’s Day camping a popular trend and can help your family save money also. She might even appreciate being whisked away to a private get-away in the woods. Keeping her weekend picture perfect, however, will require some dedication and maybe a few suggestions.

Location
Be sure to choose a campsite, marina or resort that doesn’t require reservations but also has plenty of wide-open space to sprawl around in. Perhaps even going into designated “back woods” areas outside your city would be best. Check your local state or county preserves to find safe, awesome areas and conduct a Google search for more info.

Packing the Goodies

Besides the usual emergency kit and other camping necessities, be sure to pack things that will make Mom’s weekend more pleasurable. Pack her some mosquito repellent, Calamine, pillows, treats, blankets, lotion, face cream, chocolate, books, gifts, nail care, tissues and whatever else your Mom likes.

Sneaky Sneak
Be sure that Mom is unaware of where she’s headed off to and pack the car while she’s distracted or away the day before. You already know she loves the great outdoors but a surprise will definitely liven the atmosphere! And since you are whisking her off in secrecy, be sure to pack her necessities: clothes, boots, tooth care, face cloths, socks, etc. Lastly, make her comfortable on the trip with magazines, water, snacks and her favorite tunes.

Lather, Pamper, Repeat
Keep all of the things you’ve bought her and packed for her nearby. It will be yours and the family’s task to make sure she has everything she needs at all times. You or Dad can also create an itinerary and give her the “full treatment” before taking her on a scheduled day of hiking, sight seeing and other activities, depending on the location you’ve chosen.

Gifting Mom
Gifting Mom should never be stressful, so start by relaxing. Besides, three square meals a day and a camping trip are already an amazing gift! If you still need to buy something for Mom and she hasn’t been hinting for anything specific, here are some ideas for gifts that won’t break the bank and will make her weekend better:

  • Dainty earrings
  • A collection of great looking tank tops for summer
  • Gift certificate to her favorite spa
  • Sandals

Last but not least, keep your spirits up all weekend and be sure that the kids do, too. A camping weekend for Mom is an great idea but she will need rest, quiet and harmony. Keeping the young ones busy with games and activities is also a helpful idea. Have a great camping weekend!

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1 Comment »

  1. beth said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    We went camping this past Mother’s Day. Hubby made sure my friend (also a mom) and I had a great bottle of CHAMPAGNE, along with some fancy plastic wine glasses to drink it from :)

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