Oh heck yes, y’all. It’s been about a year since I last got to take a vacation and never have the boy and I been able to go on one together, so, needless to say, I am beyond excited that we get to do that soon! We’re going on a little week trip to Tennessee to check out Nashville and go camping in the great Smoky Mountains – with mountains…and bears. I’m a little nervous because it’s been years since I last went camping and never with anyone except my parents (and never where there were bear warnings!), but I’m really excited to get out of this stinky city for a while and see some mountains and waterfalls. Obviously, I’ve been planning and plotting what to wear and what to bring for weeks and I’m not bringing everything below, but I found some really cute camping gear as I was putting together my list. So, since I have camping on my mind, here are a few adorable camping themed thing I love!
You can’t hit the trails without sunglasses, obviously, and a watch will come in handy when your phone is dead or you don’t want to carry it around. Although, I’m not sure how that works if you have a smart watch. What is the battery life on those things? Any way, a good, light jacket is a MUST (although, I’m still hunting for a rain jacket. Know where I can find a good one?) and comfortable shoes, of course. And I can’t ever go anywhere without a journal, because that’s what writers do. Now I’m struggling to figure out what book to bring. Do I want an adventure novel for my adventure? Something non-fiction so the boy and I can learn together? Or do I just want something light and easy because I probably won’t find any time to read anyway? Packing is so hard! I’m the worst packer. Mostly because I bring not enough clothes and too many things to keep me busy, like knitting, journals, and books. Anyone else pack like this?
We leave Friday and I’m already half-packed! I’ll update from the road with Instagram photos and anyone who has tips on places to visit in Nashville, please leave ’em in the comments!