Never trust a 6 year old to apply sunscreen to your back.
Nieces are cute, until they teach your child to repeat every word you say.
Bears like garbage.
Hiking is good exercise, and a far cry less boring than an elliptical machine.
I'm out of shape.
The May Queen is a champion hiker.
The prettiest rocks are in the national forest, and you are not allowed to take them.
But you can find some nice rocks in streams outside of the national forest.
I'm glad I don't have a DVD player in my van, but glad I have a portable one for long days of travel.
Camping in a trailer with a bathroom and a holding tank of water comes in handy when a construction crew hits a water main and water is shut off in the whole area, forcing the campground to lock the bathroom doors.
A decade later and in a different state, but they are still singing many of the same songs at camp.
The Happy Meal law of supply and demand: you will keep stopping at McDonald's and buying their crappy food in hopes of receiving the coveted SCRAT Ice Age toy, which obviously does not exist, and is only dangled before small children as an incentive to get them to ask to eat at McDonald's for every meal.
If you buy just the toy and not the Happy Meal, the toy will cost you $1.49.
Sliding down a natural rock slide in mountain water that is just this side of freezing numbs you enough that you almost don't notice all the bruises you're getting. ALMOST.
Just because you've recently spent nigh on $1300 to have your air conditioner fixed and it's working when you leave home doesn't mean it will be working when you arrive at your destination.
Traveling 14 hours (including stops) in one day in a van with no air conditioner through the south eastern United States will NOT kill you.
But the migraine at hour 13 comes pretty close.
Kittens grow quite a bit in 2 weeks.
Nothing says "welcome home" like endless laundry and a trip to the grocery store.