Posted by: Josey | September 12, 2008

My Camping Rule? One Night Only

I love spending time outdoors. I love fresh, unpolluted air. I love driving down unpaved roads. I love roasting speared hot dogs and marshmallows with a beer in the cupholder of my fold-up chair. I love sleeping in a tent under a starry country sky, even if—especially if—it’s raining.

I do not, however, enjoy daddy-longlegs spiders chaperoning my showers. On that, I will pass.

That’s why, when camping, Jeff and I follow one very important, sheltered-suburban-style rule: When it’s time to shower, it’s time to go home. And after I’ve been dousing myself with Deet, collecting sticks, using a rock as a hammer and sitting by a smoky, crackling campfire… three words come to mind: One. Night. Only.

Wimpy? Absolutely! But there’s no shame in it. I’ve had my fun. I’m moving on. See you next summer, campsite!

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  1. There is NOTHING better than that first hot shower after you’ve been camping. :)


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