We became friends because of a camping trip...my husband was the volunteer "geek on call" for the school our children attended, my friend worked in the school office...my husband would tell tales of our family camping trips...my friend thought it sounded like a lot of fun, she would ask her husband...maybe they would join us the next time we went camping
Our first camping trip together was to the Outer Banks. We set up camp on two different sites that were a short distance apart. The first night we had a impressive thunderstorm...the storm was so bad that we were getting wet around the air mattress...our thoughts went to our new friends....they had never camped before...we wondered how they were managing...we were sure they would be gone by morning
We peaked out of the tent at daybreak and surveyed the campsite, things didn't look too bad, our sons had made out okay, tents were intact. We then walked over to our friends site, would they be packing up to go home? no, but they were hanging up wet bedding trying to dry it out. I can't remember if their tent didn't have a fly or they didn't put it on, but the result was they got soaked and had slept very little that night....welcome to camping!
That was back in 1997 and the "adventures" have only continued. I am thankful for this friend of mine, she really is family in the truest sense of the word.
Happy belated birthday wishes to you friend