What I liked:
Our friends came for the day. They're the best. (no pictures though b/c I haven't asked yet).
Tyrone can start a fire and set up camp really fast.
Food tastes better cooked over a fire and eaten outdoors.
I made cookies for the third or fourth time in less than a week.
The toilets weren't buzzing with flies.
Marshmallows are gross but kids like them.
Great photo opportunities.
What I didn't like:
Not being able to sleep most of the night b/c I was uncomfortable and/or cold and/or worried about the animal scratching around our tent and pacing by my head three or four times and/or being kicked by Ansley. Plus the inevitable next day headache.
Mosquitoes. I'm pretty sure Tyrone is immune to them; they bite him and you can hardly tell a few hours later. On the other hand, my bites get bigger, redder, and itchier over the next few days and a few might leave permanent scars.
I can't stand smelling like smoke.
It's a lot of work to get ready, get there, and clean up. I still have a few more loads of laundry and would love to be able to park a car in the garage again.
Foil breakfast with chicken eggs.
Right there -->
Sad (to get back in the car).