When we got married she said "Never, EVER, will I go camping"
This girl was born in Hollywood Cal. and years ago wore only mini skirts
and held her pinky out while holding an umbrela drink . . .
She's some kinda conservitive these days . . . however.
So last year when I did the Skattebo Reach Trail, solo
she wanted to go to a lake so bad . . . and we couldn't afford a motel . . .
Tee Hee, well so I said . . .
. . . she packed up the girls and the t-e-n-t and c-c-c-c-a-m-p-e-d
So this year I said "how about we go to that same camp ground and have some family time . . . "
The place has a pool, mini golf, and showers, and toylets . . .
She said "yea sure"
It is a combo M/Home-tenting site and we were the last to book.
so we got the non-site, camp site,
and as it turned out the best of all.
My wife mentioned to the managers that hubby only slept in a hammock,
and would that be OK, and they said OK.
So here we are . . .
I never got to many shots with the fam in as they were at the pool most of the time . . .
I showed the spider web (below) to my daughters . . .
. . . and said, "this weekend, this will be the only website that I look at . . . "
The hammock got a comment from everyone that walked by,
and I could tell many walked by, just to have a look at it.
"How cool man"
"Nice rig, eh"
"wow dude that's sweet"
Also the first setup I had just the light ridge line around the tree . . .
and the manager questioned it
so I swaped it for a Clark tree strap . . .
I figured . . . make him happy,
and we can do it again,
or someone else can.
I haden't planed on hiking so didn't bring my trekking poles,
so had to use the E-Bear Fence poles as an awning set up.
Which worked fine.
This was the most relaxed I have been in 10 -12 years . . .
saturday drove there and set up
sunday, sat around all day . . . got up a dozon times to make coffee . . .
and had a afternoon snooooooze . . .
Monday packed up and drove home.
Sorry it ain't the Piny woods . . . but sometimes, I gotta do what I gotta do . . .