We threw our iPad, tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags and some stuff for Titus into the back of the truck and headed out to our designated campsite. We've had this spot picked out for quite some time. It's a spot on our property where you can't see our house or any of our neighbors' buildings. There are trees all around but none directly over the campsite. So why did we bring our iPad? For stargazing (and music)! You see the tent we used is all mesh on the top- perfect for looking at stars! We found a great little app called Star Walk that is really fun to use. You just hold the iPad up in any direction and it tells you which constellation/star/planet you are looking at. It also gives a bunch of info about each one. Fabulous! It was a very romantic/nerdy night :)
|The red line is the horizon|
|Titus loves this tent. He just sits and looks around waiting for something exciting to happen...|
|... and sometimes something exciting does happen. This is seconds before Titus took off to see the neighbor's llamas. See that little white spot to the left of the zipper? That's one of the llamas.|
The rest of our weekend was pretty typical, but we did end it with an apple-cranberry pie. Josh's favorite!
*FYI- We thought Star Walk was a really fun app. I could see it being really fun/educational for kids too. They have it for the iPhone and iPad.