We finally got our camper out, dusted off and packed up for one of many weekends we'll spend this summer at the lake nearby. We actually pulled it over there earlier today. Jay & Austin are talking about staying there tonight, but it depends on the thunderstorms that expected to roll through and just how severe they will be. I'm not quite ready for 3 full nights of "cramping" yet. I am not a camper by heart, so I kind of have to ease into the whole camping thing each year.
I recently found out that there's a name for people like me: "glamper". We glampers like the idea of being with nature, we'd just prefer to do it with a soft mattress, indoor plumbing, and maid service.
I love the family time, and because we camp at a nearby lake, the majority of people camping are people from the neighboring towns, which means we know most of them and that makes it a lot of fun. As a matter of fact, I know we will have two families who are good friends of ours camping right next to us. Super fun!
If only we didn't have to pack the camper, do the cooking, do the dishes, then unpack the camper, clean the camper and then do it all again over and over every time. There's never enough room, and the dirt....I have yet to find a campground with concrete slabs to park on, and thick luscious grass everywhere else. Nope, mostly dirt. And no matter where I sit, the smoke from the campfire comes directly at me. Guaranteed. I'm not kidding...I'm a smoke magnet!
And don't even get me started on campground showers!! Anytime I feel the need to wear flip flops in a shower to avoid the risk of catching something, that's not a good thing in my book.
As I said, the fellowship part IS a lot of fun, but I could have just as much fun if we were all sitting around the pool at a 4 star hotel. Seriously, someone else does the work, and there's no campfire smoke.
I have always said that my idea of roughing it is staying at a motel with only one outlet in the whole room and I have 3 things to plug in. That's about as rough as I like my life to ever get.
The one thing I am looking forward to is the chicken kabobs I made for the grill. Yum!
Have a great weekend!!