My husband is a big time hiker.
When he was a kid his family would go on these long hiking trips and make camp in the wilderness.
They would bring their own food, fish, pitch a tent, and pee in the woods. My husband loved it and talked about it fondly. That was not my experience as a kid. We didn’t camp ever. We always had laundry, a bathroom, and restaurants nearby. It has been quite a compromise for the two of us. When we vacation my husband always wants to hike and camp. I force myself to find us long adventurous hikes where we can see amazing sights and my husband can feel like this is a big movie moment. I basically just stand around tired and bored. I typically refuse to camp during the hikes. Well this year my husband is turning 30. I figure I owe him a big trip. I have planned for us to fly into Phoenix, Arizona. We are going to immediately hike the Grand Canyon. I found online that you can hike down the canyon and camp there if you wanted to. I don’t want to, but I know he will be all over it. I am planning on one day of hiking and two nights in the canyon. That is going to suck for me, but I know my husband will really like it. Then when we are done we will enjoy the city of Phoenix and have access to a shower and a bathroom. That part will be totally for me.