Friday, June 6, 2008

a trial camping

Dan bought two 2-persons tents, and planned for a real camp for us in a camping ground one day. Before the day comes, we wanted to make sure that every body is ready to live a 'wild life' (ooooh, this sounds so exciting!). So that night we did a trial by sleeping in the tent, in front of our house. I can't believe that the children were so excited about it.

Dan membeli dua tenda isi-dua-orang, dan berencana mengajak kami pergi kemah suatu hari. Sebelum itu, kami ingin memastikan bahwa semua siap untuk hidup di 'alam bebas' (ooh, kedengarannya menyenangkan!). Jadi malamnya kami melakukan percobaan dengan tidur di tenda, di depan rumah kami. Ternyata anak-anak suka banget!


They got into the tent and went to sleep at 21.00. I and Dan still stayed inside the house for a while. At 22.00 it was a little drizzly, and we were a little worried that it was going to rain. But no, the drizzle stopped just few minutes after.

Mereka masuk tenda dan pergi tidur sekitar jam sembilan. Aku dan Dan masih tinggal di dalam rumah untuk beberapa saat. Sekitar jam sepuluh agak gerimis, kami sempat khawatir kalau hujan akan turun. Tapi ternyata tidak, gerimisnya berhenti beberapa menit kemudian.


So at 23.00 I and Dan assemble the other tent and accompany the children. It wasn't as cold as we imagined. It was warm actually.

Sekitar pukul 11 aku dan Dan merakit tenda yang satunya dan menemani anak-anak dari tenda di samping tenda mereka. Ternyata tidak sedingin yang kubayangkan. Agak hangat malah.


The children woke up at about four I guess, because not too long after we heard adzan shubuh (the calling for early prayer). So we woke up and brought the tents into the house before our neighbour think we are nutts, for sleeping in tents like that.

Anak-anak bangun sekitar jam empat kurasa, karena tidak lama kemudian terdemgar adzan shubuh. Jadi kami cepet-cepet bangun dan membawa tendanya masuk, sebelum ada tetangga yang lewat dan mengira kami tidak waras karena tidur di pinggir jalan seperti itu.



The kids enjoyed it so much. They even asked for one more night sleeping outside! Dan said no. He couldn't sleep well on the surface of hard paving block. His body was painful in the morning when he woke up hahaha...

Anak-anak menikmatinya, bahkan minta satu malam lagi tidur di tenda. Dan bilang tidak. Dia ngga bisa tidur nyenyak di atas permukaan paving block yang keras, dan waktu bangun badannya sakit semua...


Well, at least I know we can bring the children for a real camp one day. Soon I hope!

Yah, paling tidak kami tahu, kami bisa membawa anak-anak kemah betulan suatu saat. Secepatnya, mudah-mudahan!

5 comments:

angie said...

My daughter is on a campout right now. The best sort. The one where I'm not there! I'm glad your kids love camping!

forgetfulone said...

Sounds like fun!

Crazy Daisy said...

I love camping, but I always have to have a warm sleeping bag and lots of extra blankets to help make the ground soft. My current sleeping bag should be good for temperatures down to 25 degrees F!

carrie & troy keiser said...

How fun! When I was a kid we use to set up the tent in the front yard and have the option of sleeping out there during the summer months. We enjoy camping, but I'm with ya on the hard surfaces not being very comfy! :)

Are You Serious! said...

♡ Oh what fun! We love camping! I'm with Dan OUCH!!! We like to use an air matress so that the hard ground doesn't hurt our bodies! ;)