Temperatures that were a little on the cooler side than expected and an over inflated air mattress (think, like sleeping on a queen sized brick) were not enough to dampen our mood on what was an awesome camping trip.
When we were kids, camping was where it was at for our holidays. Our dad would take us on many an adventure and as our kids are growing, we don't want them to miss out. So it's a camping we will go.
I think, in our modern world, the need to "get away from it all" is so, so much more important. Having the stillness, the quiet (well, as quiet as you can get with five kids) the freedom to play in this type of environment is a neccessity. Ok, I may be letting a bit of my inner hippy show but whenever we get out like this, our kids thrive. Enough said.