Monday, June 23, 2008

My Little Mistake

I survived camp!

I suffered from bug bites in areas we won't discuss, lack of sleep due to late late nights and early early mornings, a general disregard for personal appearance as the week wore on, and developed some mysterious bruises.

It was fantastic!

The weather was perfect. The days were bearable and the evenings cool. We did get rain on the last night which made packing a muddy job but otherwise camping was better than I expected.

As I packed the previous Saturday, I made a list of items I would need to buy which included a camping chair. I drove to Wal-Mart and headed to the camping area. I wanted a light chair so hiking wouldn't be awkward. I found a few styles I liked then lifted each one to compare weight. The one I chose in the end was rather easy to carry. The $4.94 price tag certainly fit my style as well.

Word to the wise: Test items before leaving on a week long camping trip where quick trips to the store don't exist.

Camping, like I said, was great. And my Junior Sized Chair was easy to carry.

This is the only picture with me and the little chair. Yikes! A week of camping does not make for glamour shots.

13 comments:

Shankar said...

Glad you had a good time, and even more glad to have you back where you belong: writing your blog.

bec said...

I love that you have that little chair, I bought a little kids camping chair for a sketchbook class I took. We had to carry our chairs around campus so we would have them where ever we went to for class, and clearly, mine was the easiest to lug around. Great minds think alike :)

Beth said...

Sounds like the kind of trip my sons would enjoy - bugs, mud, no showers, nature... (I'm rather partial to cottage life myself.)
Glad you had such a good time at Boot Camp!

Craze said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! Glad you had a good time! :)

Diesel said...

That chair looks slightly less comfortable than a fallen log.

Em said...

Glad you had such a good time!

Charis said...

That was seriously so funny. You did not mention the sleeping bag.

Bone said...

I was always the kid who didn't have his own gear, so I bummed from other people.

However, this is in no way a reflection on my parents. I always told them no one else was carrying anything either.

Dorky Dad said...

Ha! That's funny about the chair, and totally something I'd do. Only I would not have had such a great attitude.

Amber said...

Want to be the Athens II camp leader for next year???

I'm starting early... you and Charis could be in charge of 1st years!

Jared and Katy said...

ahhhh who is that girl, just kidding you look fine! And I'm glad girls camp was good!

Coordination Queen said...

HAHAHA! I love it!

RED MOJO said...

Nice micro-chair. At least it kept your tocks off the ground!