Tuesday, June 23, 2009
PERSONALLY: happy campers
The Mister and I are taking Captain and Chunk camping this weekend. We're all pretty thrilled since scheduling vacations - even a weekend camping trip - is next to impossible for us. But we did it and I can't wait to go.
We're tenters and I like it that way. That is the way I've camped since I was a baby. We used to do the bluegrass festical circuit with my dad's band, which I think is a pretty great way for a kid to spend summer weekends. Most of my family vacations involved our tent when I was a kid. I can't recall staying in a hotel until I was a junior in highschool. While I've never done the ultralight backpacking thing, I am pretty determined to keep our camping experiences as pure as possible. I can't really wrap my brain around the seasonal campers with the giant RVs. Is it really camping if you have running water, air conditioning and satellite TV? I just don't get it - why bother?
My husband, however, really likes gear (the brand new camp coffee maker is something I am looking forward to. The hanging tent fan I plan on hiding because it is silly and annoys me) and a few years ago a made a pretty significant concession. We got an air mattress. And although I still feel like a bit of a pansy when we inflate it in our tent, I have to admit it is SO much nicer than a sleeping bag on the ground.
Oh, and since we aren't as plugged in as our mega-RV camping neighbors, Tulaloo will be offline from Saturday through Monday. Any orders, inquiries or email will be taken care of on Tuesday when we all return!