It's that time of year... Oh yeah... Our annual fall camping trip! Now this has always been a source of joy for us.. or me in particular! I love the crisp cool air... the rustling of the leaves... and the FISHING... I bet most of you were thinking that
next line was gonna involve a campfire and S'mores... Right?
When I started this blog , I fully intended it to spotlight our camping menu and amazing outdoor cuisine... However it did take a nasty turn in a humorous direction... I did state that is my pure pleasure of fall camping... Let me tell you of a story not
too long ago of one of the " not so favorite trips to the great outdoors for My love, Jim!"
We plan our trips well in advanced so that we secure our favorite campsite... you know the one that is closest to the water , the bath house and with the least hills! Well we also camp close to home... it is maybe a good 45 min from our front door on
Poet place to our front door at Dreher Island state Park! I know most don't think that's a vacation... but trust me , after Five days camping , nothing is more welcoming than a 45 minute drive to a hot shower and a warm bed!
On this particular trip that I speak of... We planned with precision... made our check list... staged our gear ... packed our gear... then checked that list again! Car packed and we are on our way! We arrive at our destination and as always sit on the
empty campsite and just Marvel at our temporary home for the next five days!
Next order of business... Time to set up camp!
As Jim unloads most of the utility tools Rake , Ax, Broom, you know the ones that make room for the next important component of camping... The Tent! Where is the Tent?
Here is how that conversation went:
Me: Jim where is the tent?
Jim: Was it on the checklist?
Me: Probably not... kinda thought that was a given!
Jim: I'll be back in an hour and a half! ( another plus for camping close to home)
So... I start setting up and organizing... by that I mean the Hammock gets place in the most optimal Terry spot and then is occupied by said Terry till the Tent makes it's appearance!
Jim arrives.. Yeah Tent!!!! Our temporary household is finally in place... and bed is pumped up and all necessary items are stored and accessible for an awesome camping adventure... Seriously... really.. Rain???
Me: Jim.... Where's the canopy for the tent?
Jim: "I'll be back in an Hour and a Half"
That is absolutely the last time we ever forgot the tent... Now it is always at the top of the Checklist!