CAMPING IN THE WOODS

Camping in the woods – Day 86

What’s the challenge?

To go camping

What are you afraid of?

I’m afraid of bugs, bears, darkness, and outdoor activities.

How was the experience?
As you may know, I’m not very outdoorsy. I love nature, I’m just not that adventurer because you can’t really control nature; I rather stay safe in a civilized environment. So, I decided to ask a couple of friends to face this fear with me in the woods, upstate NY. We rented basic tents and bought all the necessary supplies to spend a night under the stars. Everything was amazing; we explored the area, did some fishing, went in the river and finally cooked a lovely BBQ dinner. Then it got reaaally dark – the darkest I’ve been. Flashlights and lamps not only did not provide enough light, but also attracted bugs. I tried to focus as much as possible on the positives – friends, nature, s’mores, guitar. The scariest part was bedtime. I could hear every bug, tree, and mysterious sound outside my tent. Adam went to sleep right away and I stayed awake for another hour praying for not having bears or other animals around us. The morning was beautiful and peaceful, so we went slow-rafting which we all really enjoyed, till off course, I fell off the boat (I must admit that was pretty funny). I can’t wait to repeat the plan when I have kids 🙂

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