Last year I stumbled across a great website that featured hammock camping. Just Jeff's Hammock Camping Page is packed with a lot of great info. Including how to make your own hammock. It was a breeze to make and in no time I had a renewed vigor for camping. No more hauling a tent and pad. About 4 oz. of material and an 8'x10' tarp as a rain fly or ground cover and you're good to go.
The kids had asked if they could spend the night, which is like asking if ducks can fly. Then grand daughter asked if we could camp out. The low was going to be 60 deg. with a 1 or 2 mph breeze and I thought that would be perfect for her first camp out.Time to raid grandma's sewing and find some suitable material and whip up a hammock. With that done it was time to set camp.
We had a great evening swaying in the breeze, talking about important and not so important things of life. We watched the stars slide through the branches of the oak tree that bore our weight for the evening, waiting on the moonlight.