One of my nieces asked me about a month ago if we could go camping on our land when she gets out of school for summer. "Okaay" I say, "We can do that."
I am not a camper. I used to be, but I am no longer a camper. I quit about 15 years ago. Then I quit again about ten years ago.
And I've camped one time on our land.... It's not like at a campsite...it's pitch black dark out there.... There are no other campers...you are surrounded by woods...The animals are not used to you being there.... You hear things blogettes...in the woods...with no other people around...and only the lights from the fire....you just hear things. But if my niece wants to go, we'll go.
So my Shug and I got the campsite set up...it looks like a little Mary Jane's outpost...well maybe not quite as nice as Mary Jane's, but still....for a tent and a campsite, it's cute
But the skeeters were ruthless. No big deal...we just moved our stuff to the inside of the tent. This tent has two rooms. It's old. One part of the tent is a netting....so we could still watch the fire and eat s'mores....
And everything was going along just fine, until......we heard them......the footsteps....
What is it Aunt Cindy?
Oh just a deer or racoon or something.
I wanna go.
Noooo, we should stay. You've been looking so forward to this.
I'm afraid I wanna go. I just wanted Uncle Dave to stay with us to protect us.
I can protect you. Let's just wait a little longer to see if we hear it again.
We wait a couple of minutes, and truth be told, I'm a little scared myself, but I am NOT going to tell her that! We're in a tent, no camper, a tent. I can't even lock the door!
What's that noise?
It's just animals honey.
I want to go now.
We packed it all up in one trip through the trail...
and by 11:00 p.m. we were home, snuggled in bed, in the air condition, with the light on by the bed, no skeeters, no peepers, no serial killers! They're out there you know, ask Jayme, the Coop Keeper.
And no, but thank you for giving me the benefit of the doubt and asking.... that is not an entire case of Budweiser. It's food for camping. There is a local liquor store (Boulevard liquors) who have been so nice to me. They are saving their boxes for me for moving and every time they get a stash they call me to come and get them. They're great because they have dividers in them, so dishes and such fit in them without packing papers!
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