Boat Camping With Pook

Two things real quick: (1) I’m a dork who likes to make movies and (2) I’m not afraid to go camping. Those facts teamed up this past weekend when I took Pook boat camping. At the ripe old age of nine, she’s already logged more nights under the stars than most adults via five different camping trips. But this was her first time boat camping.

What’s more, it was also my brother-in-law’s first time boat camping, and only his second time camping ever, the last coming when he was 16. So let’s just go ahead and call this his first time camping, shall we? Same for his 5-year-old son. Though they left camp on Saturday morning, a good friend of mine and his daughter joined us right as they were leaving, so we spent the rest of the trip hanging out with them.

So how did everyone fare?

Quite well, all things considered. And by that I mean that we got DUMPED on for the first four hours of the trip. But the rest of our time was unreal. Except at the very end when it poured again. Which meant that we had to pack up in the rain. Not fun.

But the trip? Extremely fun. One we won’t soon forget. Check it out for yourself via this short video.

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John Cave Osborne is a writer whose work has appeared on such sites as DisneyBaby, Babble, YahooShine, TLC and the Huffington Post. He was also referenced by Jezebel one time, but he’s pretty sure they were making fun of him. He and his wife, Caroline, live with their five children and spastic dog in Knoxville, TN. Nothing annoys him more than joke-heavy bios written in the third person, with the possible exception of Corey Feldman.

  • Debbie

    Looks like a great time. 

    • John Cave Osborne

      debbie, it was *awesome.* we had such a great time. thanks for watching!

  • Mitchell Brown

    Great stuff and great video. We have indoctrinated our girls (3 and 4) into the joys of camping and look forward to many more trips. This made me want to go tomorrow.

    • John Cave Osborne

      right on, mitchell. that’s awesome. i have 3 year old triplets, and while i wouldn’t want it any other way, the fact that there are three of them has, indeed, delayed their inevitable indoctrination to camping life. that said, they always watch me pack and unpack for a trip and i’m not afraid to set up the tent so they can play in it (the big tent, NOT my backpacking tent!), and i’m also not afraid to take them to my favorite outfitters in town, so they’re chomping at the bits. i think next year is the year for them. glad you liked the vid! thanks for stopping by…

  • R_Mattocks

    Looks like great fun. I WISH we could get out and do something like that, but it’s dangerously hot here. I slow cook dinner by leaving it out on the front porch all day. 

    • John Cave Osborne

      bro, i’ll put Tennessee’s heat up w/ anyone. but when you go to the mountains it’s 10 to 15 degrees cooler all the way around. our high was 82 and low was 60.