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My Camping Trip

Aug 09, 2017 2:27 AM

I used to go camping as a child all summer long with my parents. We had an old motor home that I loved. I decided to go camping this past Sunday-Today with my childhood best friend.
The first night we spent in a hotel. On the second day I got my car stuck on the beach! I've driven hundreds of times on that beach but I need new tires, and my car was packed of our stuff. We spent about 40 minutes digging my car out and pushing it. Eventually others began to help and a wonderful man came with chains and towed me out. I was no where near the water or in danger but it was so scary! I was so full of adrenilan that I didn't realize how much I was putting on my body by pushing as hard as I could and digging.
After that we went back to camp and set up. I took aloooong shower to help my muscles. When we went to bed we realized both of our air mattresses were flat! Laying in the ground made my back and hip pain even worse. I hardly slept. Then my friend decided we should walk on the beach. It's one of her favorite activities and mine too! After about half a mile in I asked if she wanted to sit or turn back but she wanted to continue. So I sat on a log while she went on. (She needed some personnel time also due to stress.) while sitting I started getting very frustrated. I kept think I'm only 23! All my friends camp, hike, etc and I can hardly walk a mile! So after some tears I pushed myself to continue walking and caught up with her. We walked a total of about 2 miles.
Once we were back we decided that due to the matresses, her schedule, and my pain we should head home soon. The two hour car ride, she volunteered to drive which I really appreciated.
From the pushing of the car, I feel muscles hurt I didn't know I had. I'm sooo happy to be in my own bed. The camping trip was still super fun, but I can't help but to feel disappointed in myself or upset with what my body can't do. I felt so alone.
Attached is a picture of my car and our camp set up.

Aug 09, 2017 2:57 AM

Valdeen first off DO NOT feel disappointed in yourself, you did what you wanted and you actually camped....you spent the night there which to be honest I wouldn't even go camping, I dislike it and always have!
You should feel PROUD of yourself for what you did achieve and proved you can do it, if your car hadn't of got stuck you would have been able to do more but that offset the rest of the time and activities because of how much pain it brought on.

Next time you need to check your air bed to make sure it inflates then you'll be able to stay longer.

I'm sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx

Aug 09, 2017 6:50 AM

I agree! You did it! It may not be the trip you dreamed of, but you still want ahead and went. Thats so huge. For years it will be a fun time to look back on. After a while, you won't remember the pain near as much as the fun. It's a good memory. Your not going to sit around at my age and say,
"Remember that weekend I sat at home, doing the same things I'd done every other weekend. Yeah, that was fun."
*hugs* I'm proud you did what you could!

Aug 09, 2017 7:00 AM

Well done for going camping and trying something new, I agree with ElentraVitra
Those memories will last a long time! I hope your extra pain doesn't last for too long! I will be thinking of you 💕

Aug 09, 2017 8:48 AM

I'm so glad you went. You'll always have those memories. I always loved camping. That's one thing I miss doing.

Aug 09, 2017 9:35 AM

Hey 🤗🤗 I am proud of you for going in the first place and not letting the ""what ifs "" hold you back. 🤗🤗 you have no reason to be disappointed in yourself. Even tho I know the feeling all too well. Feel proud of yourself. Look you spend over 40 minutes pushing your car out of sand . Of course your body is yelling .

Once we got our car stuck in the sand as well. So really don't feel bad 😊 sending preyers your way for your pain to leave you alone

Remember you did a Awesome job . And I bet your Best friend is Proud of you as well. 💕💕
I can't walk a 2 mile. Great work my friend 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Aug 09, 2017 5:04 PM

Thank you all so much for the encouragement. I'm pretty stiff and sore this morning but I'm so excited to have slept in my own bed again. 😂 I'm feeling a bit better emotionally today. Your guys words always help! ❤️

Aug 09, 2017 5:13 PM

I'm glad your feeling a little better 😊

Aug 09, 2017 9:34 PM

@Valdeen. Happy to hear we can help. 🤗🤗🤗🤗

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