So we crossed off number four from our pre-baby bucket list this weekend: Go camping, sleep in a tent, and build our own fire. We went with three of my best friends and their husbands to Two Rivers campground in Waterloo, Nebraska (about 30 minutes away on 277th and F street). Neither Kevin or I have been camping in years, and I've definitely never been camping as an "adult" where I was responsible for helping set up the tent and cooking the food. We pulled up to the campsite and I was shocked by the sheer number of huge RV's crowded around our campground. We were one of two people actually camping in tents... only in America do we "get back to nature" by bringing out our huge pick up trucks and ginormous RVs and parking them so close together you can't really see nature.
Aside from the surprise of the RVs, the camping was great. We were right by the Platte river, which was actually really nice and there were a ton of trees. Despite Kevin and I's obvious lack of outdoors skills we managed to get the tent assembled before it started raining. After about ten minutes of drizzle I was beginning to think that all those people with the RV's might have had the right idea... luckily, it cleared up after about 20 minutes and was beautiful for the rest of the weekend.
Saturday afternoon we spent about an hour trying to teach our friend to play Pitch, but after getting about halfway through the game, she declared that it was boring. Ha! Gotta love Steph. We moved on to another game that Steph taught us called Golf, which turned out to be a lot of fun. And of course it turned into a drinking game. I won!
All in all, a great weekend. There's talk of making this an annual trip. We were glad that we got to experience of tent camping, but agreed that a cabin might be better for next year. Anybody have any cabins within 2 hours of Omaha that they'd recommend?