Over Thanksgiving weekend, I went on my first camping adventure at Lo Lo Mai Springs Campgrounds near Sedona, Arizona. Ok, it’s not completely roughing it considering there was indoor plumbing available. And a little store with the basics. But nonetheless, it was my idea of a good camping experience. First of all, while it was a bit chilly, the scenery was absolutely gorgeous with the fall colors still on display.
I spent my day alternating between long walks, photographing the fall colors to hanging out inside the tent to stay warm.
Now if you’re a girl geek like me, you have to have some stuff to keep you busy. Here’s a look at what I had inside the tent with me for the day.
That’s right. What you see here are my essentials including:
- Lots of layers for warmth
- Lucy jacket
- Microfiber blanket
- LED lantern
- 0° sleeping bag
- iPad (with lots of downloaded international baby magazines on Zinio)
- Composition notebook for great ideas
- Nikon D90 with a 50mm prime lens
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 (not shown, used for taking this photo)
Of course, with all of that technology, you’d think I had to worry about the batteries all dying out on me right? Wrong!
It was the perfect first camping experience, and I didn’t even have to give up my girl geek comforts!