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Acorns to Oaktrees

July 30th, 2001 at 3:55 pm

Don’t you like camping?

I do like the outdoors, as long as I’m fully dosed with my antihistamines and carrying my inhaler (asthma) and my epipen (anaphlyactic kit). Oh, and I can’t bear to walk thru rye grass. My allergies tend to inhibit me, and I’m terrified of a bee sting.

I think the real reason that I have resisted camping with DH is that when I was growing up, we’d go “camping”. Our camping trips were these horrifically long road trips. My mother would roust us out of bed at 6 am. We’d spend 2 hours on breakfast and breaking camp then get in the car drive for 8 or so hours. The driving would be broken by a 2 hours stop at some terrible diner for lunch and waiting for my father to have a bm (at least, I assume that is what he was doing in the bathroom). We’d hit the next camp site just before dusk and spend 2-3 hours getting dinner, setting up, cleaning up after dinner. Then it was time for bed. 6-8 hours later, we’d get rousted out of bed to start the joyful process all over again. This would go on for 2-3 weeks, and maybe we would spend 2 nights at one site every now and then.

It was not a good vacation for a kid.

We didn’t take Henrey this time, but DH wants to take him next time. I’m not sure this is such a good idea. We’ll see.

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