Thursday, June 13, 2013

Advice, A Top Ten List, and Washing Your Delicates in Lake Water...

Once upon a time in a land not so far away, I was someone that folks considered "outdoorsy". I know, right?! It's true. I had these awesome biceps and quads that I actually showed off...on purpose, and I taught inner city kids how to canoe, swim, and sail.



I grew up camping with my family, and when I was old enough to be get a job, I spent endless summers as a lifeguard and a camp counselor. Please believe me when I say that there is no better way to spend your youthful summers "working" than on the shores of glittering lakes, or hiking through infinitely green foothills and mountains, or singing silly campfire songs with some of the best friends that you'll ever have. I wept over the end of every season. I desperately hope to instill the same sort of relationship with nature in my son.

So, while I'm going all John Denver on your ass over here right now, I actually have a goofy Top Ten List up over at Dads Round Table that is all about why you should pack up your crap, and take your family camping this summer. Just do it, people. If you need additional convincing, please go check out my post:




Even if you have a terrible time, (camping, not reading my post,) the stories are usually epic. What doesn't kill you and all...right? Right. 

So, even if you agree with Dave Berry that, "Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business," do it anyway. Memories like these...they're the really good ones. Like hot melty "Smore's"-good...



8 comments:

  1. I left you a comment over there, but I wanted to say it here, too: DAYTIME DRINKING! Daytime drinking is my favorite reason!! Great job, girl!

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    1. Thank you!!! For BOTH awesome comments! It's one of my favorites too ;)

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  2. I should have known! Usually camp counselors recognize each other, don't they???? I'm a 2 year veteran. Not too impressive but enough to find the movie Wet Hot American Summer hilarious.

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    1. You're right! We should have known! That movie! I'll watch is every single time I find it on...even when I don't have time too :)

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  3. Love your tent pic! On my way over to check out your list now...
    Justin Knight- Writing Pad Dad
    Writing Pad Dad Blog

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  4. I almost never camp anymore, but as a kid we used to hike and camp a lot in the Rocky Mountains. Now, living in the Netherlands, we don't even have mountains here

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