One of our favorite parts of camping is the evening campfire. There's nothing like cooking supper over the fire, then sitting and chatting while watching the fire. Campfires are so important to us that we often avoid campgrounds that don't allow them.
Campfires serve many purposes for people.
I've often observed lone campers sitting by a campfire throughout the day, reading books or writing in journals. What a wonderful setting for contemplation!
Campfires are also wonderfully intimate settings for couples to cuddle and chat, to recall their past and to plan their future.
Campfires are great for families to talk about the day's events - swimming, sightseeing - or issues related to past events and future dreams. They are also fun settings for family sing-alongs and skits. Kids never seem to tire of performing by the light of the fire.
Campfires are fabulous settings for gathering with old friends and meeting new ones. Dave and I have visited with some very interesting characters, ranging from itinerant artists to government officials, around the campfire. All of us were drawn together by our mutual love of the outdoors and the simple pleasure of a campfire.
If you have any special campfire stories to share, please add a comment.