Sunday, June 19, 2011
To the woods my friends (with possibly creepy bug photo)!
Adding the post-camping duties of outdoor stuff storage and cleanup means an even longer week, but it's all worthwhile.
Just look at that lovely lake, surrounded by mountains and cool breezes and tall, bird-filled trees!
As if that's not enough there's the fun of seeing little girls discover new bugs and hearing friends' stories of past camping trips and munching warm, gooey marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker desserts.
Nearly any cocktail, beer or glass of wine tastes better when it's sipped near a campfire, too, as do fruits, hot dogs and left-overs from the prior week.
Maybe you'll even find a swarm of strange prehistoric-looking insects at your camp site, busily mating and dying and digging into the ground to lay their eggs.
So, book your trip now friends. For an afternoon with a loved one and a picnic basket or a large group and a collection of coolers filled with treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Don't worry about the dirt or the insects or the heat. Don't even think about those things.
Because by the time it's all finished and you're back home shaking pine needles out of your shorts you'll already be planning the next journey to commune with nature.