Just so you know…I DON’T camp.
Nope. Not one bit.
I know, I know, I know…. they say it’s:
- SO much fun (I say: Way too many bug bites), and
- SO relaxing (I say: Exhausting from not sleeping well) and
- SO fulfilling to be “close with nature” (I say: Peeing in the trees, lake, or behind a bush is too close with nature for me.)
I just don’t camp.
You CAN’T convince me. I won’t be sold.
And before you start to think it (or maybe JUST AS your starting to think it!) NO. I AM NOT some prissy missy who is scared of a little spider biter.
(Although, come to think if it, I am not particularly fond of spiders so maybe that’s not the best example but, you get the point right?).
I LOVE being outdoors – A hike, a swim or maybe a long bike ride rain or shine – bring it on!
The Camping Gene I Wasn’t Born With
Camping? Please don’t judge me if you do camp. I just think the “camping gene” missed me at birth.
- I love a good bed and a comfortable nights rest too much (especially after having 3 kids!)
- I would severely miss the comforts of a bathroom where you could actually sit on a toilet seat and
hide from the kidsclose the door while you take care of business.
- And I even though I am all for opening the windows to let in a cool breeze on a hot, say 98° day (yes we do get those here in Ohio!), I am all for turning on our air-conditioning to remain comfortable when needed.
Camping? Sleeping bag bed. Port-a-potties/out houses. Hot, sweaty, sticky days and cold, freezing sleepless nights.
Then, top it off with 3 whiny kids under the age of 8…
N. – O. Nope!
I DON’T camp.
Not one bit.
Camping On-the-go Momma Style
But I do love a good vacation!
It is something my parents turned me on to at an early age.
So instead of camping, we are about to embark on
an expensive a Dream vacation.
A vacation with lots of family fun, entertainment for all, and a promise from the staff to “whisk” the kids away for tons of fun after every meal (I swear I read that somewhere in the literature that we were sent! I swear!)
By the time you read this we will have returned from our 5 day Disney Cruise.
Yes. That is how we do camping On-the-go Momma Style.
Because, well… how good can the beds be on a cruise ship?
Bathrooms, come on! TI-NY!
And air condition?… well, you got me there. But it’s sure to be hot in the Bahama’s in August right?
Yes. I know. Pathetic.
They don’t even compare.
Where Camping MAY Just Have a Leg Up
There is a pro to camping though. (Although campers might see it as a con?)
The pro: A “hope” of
pirated free WiFi in the wilderness. A “hope” of a lone 3G network on a overgrown trail. A “hope” of some type of internet signal somewhere.
So yes folks. For me, cruising is sort of like “camping.” (Don’t believe me? Read here for a casual clue to my twitter/facebook addiction) Because on international seas, this cheap momma is not paying for internet access.
But for now. I’m “camping.” Bon voyage (or maybe I should say Happy Trails?) to me!
Leave a comment and let me know you’ll be waiting for my return!? Have I got camping all wrong? Is there something you could possibly say to change my mind about a trip to the wilderness? Or is cruising your idea of “camping” too?
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