Goin’ Camping – but not me

July 15, 2012

Lauren, Uncategorized

Grandpa and the boys headed out of Dodge today for a camping and fishing trip. I was a little envious of them, but I’m glad they’ll have some good bonding time together in a manly fashion.

Side story: The reason I am envious is that Lloyd and I have never been camping as a married couple. For all of my obsessing over fire and tiny campers, we have acknowledged that camping is only fun if you are the kid and the adults have done all the planning and preparation. “Wheee! I slept outside in a tent and now I smell bacon cooking! Wheeeee!!” vs. “Seriously? Did you not pack ANY coffee? Grah! – I hope a bear eats us. No – just you.”

There were so many adults preparing for this journey, I took it upon myself to be the documentor. Documenter? They had everything needed for a three-hour cruise one-to-two-day camping trip. Tons of food and a spare set of dry clothes. The fly in the ointment is that there is a ban on fires around here since it’s so dry, so no campfire. 🙁

That should me my supervillan name: The Documentor!

Since they are going to be fishing from a boat, sunglasses and safety vests are in order. Here is Jacob sporting the awesome look of Grandpa’s clip-on shades. He is a riot, as is Charlie. I love my nephews.

Rico Suave

I have had an awesome time with my family, but sadly have to head home on Monday. Lloyd and/or Brad, please don’t forget to pick me up tonight. Er, early tomorrow morning. 😀 (Check the Amtrak schedule.)

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Goin’ Camping – but not me”

  1. michelle Said on:

    Gotta put that Amtrak number on speed dial guys!
    Have a fun trip, it was good to hug you after Church, next time we
    talk longer!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I like camping too. But there’s all that nature to deal with. Last time I went was with Brent and Daniel. It was years ago, but I still remember saying to myself: “Ack! There’s nature all over my hands!”


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