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Monday, July 26, 2010

This Aint No Boy Scout Camp



This past week/end we went camping as a family. Up to the mountains we headed but not before loading up all of our gear. As we continued to bring out more and more gear, The SM asked me how in the world we were going to cart it all even taking two vehicles. I told him that he was the engineer, figure it out but he was not aloud to remove any items!

I then told him this was no boyscout camping trip. This was Camp Beverly Hills. He had two females coming along. It's not like I haul up the Ritz Carlton in the form of a camper trailer or something! I do sleep in a tent......albeit with a big blown up mattress..... I've birthed a monstrous amount of gremlins okay? I think my old worn out body deserves a little pampering.....

And as for food! I am so not going to live on canned beans and hot dogs all week scratching my arm pits and grunting.

Fresh peach pie was on the menu one night for desert. This was after a dinner of fresh biscuits and gravy.... the biscuits having been cooked in my solar oven.

And after dinner and dessert! I made The SM put up my solar shower so I could refresh myself! And then I covered myself in my evening perfume that strongly resembles the fragrance of mosquito repellent.

When all was said and done, guess who didn't mind sleeping on the big blown up mattress next to me? Guess who didn't mind eating the food I prepared? Guess who also used my solar shower? Uh-huh! He who made fun of my froo froo camping....... The SM!! I did draw the line when The SM tried doing his hair, putting on make-up, and shaving his legs. We're camping for crying out loud! What do you think this is? Troop Beverly Hills?

17 comments:

  1. Yep. Why Rough It when you can rough it? I want some of the pie. Really. I do. And how ya doin' now???

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  2. Kristen- I'm doing much better after coming home and sleeping solid all night and then for hours the next day and then again all night last night. I feel pretty darn good! :D

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  3. That look like a really good pie... you must have an awesome solar oven!!

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  4. Hanna- You guys have one too don't you?

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  5. That is my kind of camping! Solar oven is on my Christmas list...can't wait!

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  6. Abbie- You'll love it! At least I do. I've cooked just about everything in it messing around.

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  7. What a fun camping trip! I do tent camping too, but I enjoy taking things that make it more enjoyable.

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  8. Man, when rich people go camping...

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  9. Your solar oven is great!

    We've wanted to build one for a while, but I always chicken out and stick with the familiar.

    Happy camping--I believe in blow up mattresses in a tent, too.

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  10. Chastina- I believe in being comfortable. What ever it takes. :D

    Uncle Rush- LOL! Yes, rich in Native's which means an abundance of 'stuff'. You and The SM can 'rough' it together fitting all you need to survive in a little pack on your backs. I for one, can't carry a u-haul on my back!

    Anaise- Love the solar oven. Bought it online some time ago for emergency preparedness but it works great at home and camping as you can see...... My only complaint is it isn't big enough for a family of our size so I need to get another.

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  11. Now that's my kind of camping.

    I now know what to put on my Christmas list.

    Oh...and I want some pie too. ;)

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  12. Natalie- You want to go camping for Christmas? Seems kinda cold to me.... Warm pie might help warm you up for a bit. ;)

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  13. This had me crackin up! Thanks for the laugh and video. I'm still at a loss on that contraption. I've not seen one before. I thought those only existed in the back room of a lab somewhere. Did the SM make that too?

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  14. Too funny, Rachel, too funny. I don't do camping, because I don't do roughing it. Although camping is on our agenda as soon as the weather cools off, so perhaps I should bite my tongue. I think you need a camper, though, in all seriousness. Or a Hyatt. I know I do.

    Camp Hyatt. Sounds Awesome.

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  15. Jody- LOL! No! I actually bought that thing. I want to get another!

    Lori- Believe me. That is next on my list. We were going to get one this year but that thing called a car accident and having to buy a new vehicle blew that out of the water..... dang it!

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  16. Dang. Now I need to watch that movie again.

    I'll have you know that I helped my SM make egg rolls at scout camp once. And I once showered in a two-stall, spring-fed, hot-water-heated shower, complete with private dressing rooms in the middle of a meadow in the Uinta's. So you can't tell me boy scouts don't know how to camp in style.

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  17. Kathy, That movie is one of my all time favorites!

    I'm sure the boy scouts do know how to camp in style...... when there are women involved. ;)

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