I read somewhere that you should judge a person on how they treat animals and children. Well DH is not particularly good with either
Have a good weekend, everyone! We're going to our house in L.A. to pick up furniture we left there and to San Diego to visit my old friends (one being my grumpy old roommate I told you I chatted with a couple weeks ago). Sure could use the 3-day break. Today was a 10-hr workday for me. Oy!
I'm on Team Love-To-Camp, m'self, but not anywhere near a car. I prefer to backpack in a few miles to really get out to the middle of nowhere. The dogs love it too, obviously, and are good bear repellants. The Sierras are awe-inspiring.
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I hate to say anything good about my boss right now, but he's one that never wanted kids but he is really good with them.
I've never been that far out camping...usually the car is within sight. I've gotten to where I prefer to go camping in a camper now, but backpacking sounds like a lot of fun.
In fact, my original plan for AZ was to go hiking/camping on some trail with Shannon myself...leaving the kids and dh behind in NY. Then she started talking about bringing her gun to protect us from illegals and I lost my nerve! And, she really did want to meet my kids too.
I don't watch American Idol so I can't join this conversation.
But I do love to camp. Growing up, we never went to Disney World. We went camping for weeks. I have so many great memories...
I have always thought that it's a good thing that different people are attracted to all sorts of different kinds.
This morning I think that I will be working for a bit on the marriage section of my paperwork and get to write about how DH and I met and what attracted me to him in the first place. I like this topic much better than trying to write about my own strengths and weaknesses!
DH likes camping well enough and did that growing up....before me he had hardly ever left WI. But if I said, do you want to go to Disney or camping...Disney wins. Vegas or camping, Vegas wins. His next idea of a trip once we have money and the vacation time is going to be Washington DC.
I don't like camping. I think a lot of it depends on where you are camping. Texas in the summer is humid and 100 degrees, and sleeping in a tent is simply suffocating. Plus the wildlife - scorpions in your shoes, rattlesnakes love to snuggle up in sleeping bags with sleeping people to get warm, water moccasins in the swimming holes, tarantulas everywhere. I don't remember getting a lot of sleep on those camping trips. Plus Dad wasn't good with bringing food. One trip he brought water, marshmallows and squirrel stew.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
We don't really have those critters to worry about. Maybe black bears and some harmless snakes...and of course ugly spiders. The spiders freak me out, but not enough to thwart my love of camping.
I love everything about it...the bonfires and smores, cooking eggs over an open fire in the morning, the social aspect of camping in a park. I like exploring what each park has to offer, the quietness and solitude if you desire. Just everything!!
I also agree with everything though you said about camping. It is way too hot and I enjoy air conditioning. I love my bed, any bed is better than a bag on the hard ground IMO.
I have tasted squirrel, opossom, and rabbit stew already and don't need to go camping for that experience. Oh, forgot racoon as well. My great-grandfather, who was my only grandfather figure in my life, used to set traps for them in his backyard in a very nice neighborhood in Toledo and whenever he caught them, I got to scruch up my face while he killed and skinned them. It didn't frighten me but all animals, especially rodent looking animals, are nasty looking all pink and bloody without fur. The stews were good though. He grew up dirt poor and said that all the meat he ever ate was squirrel, opossom, rabbit, and coons. For holidays sometimes they would get ham or chicken or turkey, but very rarely and he was just used to having free meat LOL! He once told me that he was able to save and buy a few houses and make money when he moved from TN to OH because he didn't have to buy any groceries. He knew how to grow food and catch small game and lived on that with his uncle when he first moved to Toledo in the 1920s.
DH thinks I'm crazy in my dislike of camping, but heh....I just like modern conveniences. I do like hiking and solitude in nature, just not overnight. It doesn't help that here in GA the pollen count is in the 3000 range quite often in spring and is pretty high in autumn as wel. I would never go camping in the summer because it is just way too hot.
Um yeah the idea of rodent stews...not appealing at all.
We don't have too many scary animals here...maybe some bears in June. And ticks. I'm in a pretty high lyme disease area. I'm still not sure I would even go in my backyard at night....it's pretty dark if you go off the deck and there is a big field and woods behind me. And we aren't fenced in.
Chrissy Vegas isn't for everyone. But we had a great time....saw something like 4-5 shows, checked out shops and all the different casinos, rode the light rail or monorail thing a lot, checked out the lights at night and did some gambling. But than my DH loves the sounds of a casino and he likes to play roulette. Only thing is next time we are not going in July.....116 is just too much for me.
We don't do a big vacation every year so it will probably be 10 years before we go to Vegas again.....but we look forward to it!
That's cool, Kate; sounds like a fun job!
I love camping but my DH is a city boy, so I've never been with him, but me and my cousins and sister used to camp out in the woods behind our houses all the time when we were teenagers....and there were bears in those woods...we were very naive! When my boys get a bit older, I'm sure I'll convince DH to go camping; there are some great places in the UK to camp out.
Y'all, I cut my hair even shorter today...please, tell me it looks OK? This is the shortest I've ever had my hair in my life...I love it at the minute but then I keep looking at myself and thinking 'what did YOU do to your hair?' lol
It is very, very cute and so flattering on you.
I'm feeling very inspired to get my hair done now!