Well ya might know…we are going away camping this weekend and what do you suppose is in the weather forecast? Yup…rain and more rain, heavy rain starting Friday, continuing into Saturday and clearing possibly by Sunday, at least we might have a nice drive home….
Rain is one of the reasons why I love the cottage. Although it’s not as nice as a sunny day, a rainy day at the camp can be kind of relaxing. Rain gives you a time to read, nap, perhaps play a game, or just sit and talk with friends or family. You’re inside, the roof is tight, hopefully, and if it’s damp, light a little fire in the woodstove.
But camping…well…that is another story, especially if you are in a tent, which thankfully we are not. We will be able to stay dry sleeping in the back of our Dodge Caravan, which makes a half decent ‘camper’.
However, it still means getting out to go to the washroom, cook meals, socialize etc. We’ve got one of those dining tents that makes a bit of shelter, but it’s still damp sitting around. Not only that, let’s face it, whatcha gonna do in the rain? On a camping trip? Can’t even have a campfire in comfort.
At least at the camp I could be doing something constructive, perhaps tie some fishing flies, or maybe regrout the bathtub surround or clean up a bedroom….or the oven….or sort through some old cottage photos….or nap…yes nap….that sounds good, listening to the rain on the roof, gently lulling me to sleep….rain on the roof of a van just isn’t the same.
Are you getting the idea I don’t wanna go? You’d be right. Give me the cottage anytime!! But…well it’s the wife’s friends and whatcha gonna do? I love her….she wants to go….maybe I will come back with some camping stories to write if nothing else! Probably surviving in the rain stories.
Speaking of yucky…went to the dentist today, more specifically the dental surgeon…got two wisdom teeth and a molar to come out. Oh boy…$1200 and a world of hurt….I managed to put it off until September…..yes, I am a procrastinator….
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