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20 Lines a Day Weekly Challenge: Camping

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I do not camp.

 It is not because I am a princess or because I think I am better than that.

It is because I have had some hair-raising experiences camping that I do not wish to repeat.

 For one, Camping =wet.

The last time I camped, my suitcase was floating in the tent.

Literally, it was floating.

 It seems that nature does not wish to be kind to me when I sleep outdoors in it.

 I have had a tree fall in front of my car, a giant spider taking up residence in my sleeping bag, and an attempted murderer prowling the campground.

 Camping is just not my cup of tea.

Do not get me wrong, I enjoy bonfires, smores, and playing cards by lantern light.

 I love to cook over the open fire and eat mouth-watering bacon for breakfast.

 So there are some great things about camping, however, no matter where I set up my sleeping bag, there is always a stray rock that ends up in my back.

  I also think bug bites and hot tents are unappealing.

Finally, I like air conditioning, running water, and showers that do not have spider webs in them.

 I like room service and movie channels.

  I guess I am kind of a princess.

 I just do not like to camp.

 

Submitted for 20 Lines a Day Weekly Challenge: Camping

 

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What good is living life if you don't share all the experiences, mistakes, and knowledge you have gained? I am a grandmother, a wife, a mother of two grown children, a Jr. High Teacher for almost two decades, an elementary principal and I want to share my experiences.

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  1. Pingback: 20 Lines a Day Weekly writers Challenge: Camping submitted by Grandmother Musings | 20 LINES A DAY – an exercise in discipline

  2. Don’t forget an indoor bathroom! (smile) I guess you have reason not to like camping.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  3. I got my fill of camping as a Girl Scout. Now, I’m happy with a house in the woods and indoor plumbing.

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  4. We both on the same page as far as camping goes. I also love all the other outdoorsie things that go with camping but come bed time, I want just that, a real bed with 4 solid walls around me and a roof and all that and as Francine said, a bathroom that I don’t have to walk a mile in the rain and mud to get to 🙂

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  5. We love to camp. However, I would pry think differently if I had the experiences you have had! I think a big thing in life is recognizing what works for you and, sometimes more importantly, what doesn’t!

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  6. I hear ya’ Girlfriend! (Got a chuckle out of that one…) 🙂

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  7. Gosh if I’d had your experiences camping, I wouldn’t want to camp either. Although I’ve been known to enjoy a night or two in a tent, I much prefer the conveniences of my RV. Entertaining post 🙂

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  8. Ha, ha, ha… I am with you on all the above. I would gladly camp if all the above was removed from the occasion… And, let’s admit it, we are Princesses too! LOL

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