... joining the 4th Annual Great American Backyard Campout sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, June 28, 2008.
You really don't need much to participate, just some sort of tent (or, heck, just something to sleep on), an open mind, each other, and some imagination! Sing camp songs, make a campfire (or, if your neighborhood doesn't permit, cook some s'mores and popcorn inside and bring them out for a picnic), watch the stars, play cards by lantern light, tell ghost stories, tell family stories, catch fireflies...
While technically we won't be camping in our backyard this weekend, we will be camping in these mountains we love. I'll have photos and stories when we return.
I hope you will have some stories to share, too, from your own campouts.
Go ahead, try it!