|How to Play Euchre – Teaching A Michigan Tradition|
Many campouts are with a group of relatives, your best friends from school, or a big scout troop.
And then there are those quiet ones, when you camp with only those closest to you.
Or you’re all alone.
This is when camping is a time to be unplugged.
A time to travel far away from your ordinary world.
A time to be disconnected from your everyday routine.
A time to dream.
On the ride there, walking a trail, casting along a stream.
Pause to silently reflect on your world.
Ask yourself questions.
Give yourself hours (or days) to find the answers.
Dream BIG about your future.
Envision the life your want.
Sketch out ideas for change that will move you toward your goals.
Erase them, and try it again using a different perspective.
On the ride home, give yourself permission to make changes in your life.
Be at home with a revived spirit and renewed ambition.
Believe in the power of camping.
Everyone gets board along the way. A couple of family games we play can help pass the time. For instance, have everyone look at the attached photo. How many squares can you find?
This works well driving through a big city. Point to a noun (person, place or thing) that has to do with travel for every letter of the alphabet. A is for airplane, B is for billboard, C is for car, etc. This goes fast, so we usually play twice without repeats.
License Plate Game
This one can take the whole week. One person writes down the plates as people find them. I let the kids count 50 different plates, so they can use out of country plates and not stress when the can’t get RI. The secretary get a trinket I pick-up and both kids can pick out some candy at they next stop when we hit 50.
On our way to Florida a few years ago, I decided this is not for kids. Ya never know what’s going to be advertised on a billboard. Anyway, you find products being advertised in the order of the letters of BINGO. First person to call the billboard gets to use it.
Good luck and have fun!