Want to know something kindamaybe crazy? I have never been camping.
I've slept in a motorhome, a cabin, and some very questionable hotels, but never a tent. Never under the stars, on a bed of lumpy dirt, soothed to sleep by the swish-swishing of sleeping bags.
I'm not completely nature deprived, though. I've been on plenty of hikes, and met my fair share of wild animals (there are lots of cougars, coyotes, and bears that wander our neighbourhood, since Canada),
But lately? Lately I've been having some weird urge to give it a try, but a hip injury from a car accident has made sleeping on the most comfy of beds difficult, so it will have to wait.
In the meantime, tucked between physio, painkillers, and long waits to see specialists, I brought a little bit of camping to me instead. S'mores Rice Krispie Treats, made with browned butter, marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chips. All melted together in perfect harmony.
It's not the real deal over a campfire, but it's just as fun to share with your family.