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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Haaaaaaaaaaate Camping!!!!!!

Settle in for this horror story, chicks, because it "ain't purdy", I tell ya.

First of all, this is a picture of our beautiful Sawtooth Mountains here in Idaho near Stanley. It is beautiful, but..........looks can be deceiving. Here's the story of this camp out. We DID NOT live beautifully!

Love Bunny did not give me any notice at all this time, just said he wanted to go camping "tomorrow" and I tried to stall it but he insisted. Well, he couldn't get the camper lights to work on the new SUV we just got so we did delay it for a day (prayer did NOT work here and I truly did pray so LB must have needed the solitude more than I needed the prayer to work). He was ecstatic but we didn't realize there were other things that needed to be fixed before we went.

Here is a picture of me after 3 days in the wilds of Idaho—no shower, shampoo, blow dryer, makeup or curling iron. I "roughed" it all 3 1/2 days up there. I "finger combed" my hair the whole time. When I only take my moisturizer (which I did) that's roughing it. You cannot live in this dry climate without moisturizer. Notice the eyes have no mascara on them either. We were in a secluded spot but could see other campers a bit from where we were.

This is me trying to be cheerful and take a picture of myself. Notice the eyes in the 2nd one. They are NOT happy!

Love Bunny forgot chairs so we sat in the camper the whole time and it rained most of the time. Now, I did this for him because the older I get the less I like leaving my house, bed, pillow, computer, sewing machine, refrigerator, TOILET(!!!!), etc. I did it for th' man and to save our marriage. Okay, so I forgot the butter; it's not as bad as forgetting the lawn chairs. It was 109° the day we got there and cooled down to 47° at night, but we came home in mid 80s weather. The camp fridge didn't work either so we had to go buy extra ice for the chest we took up there and thank goodness we took that because I picked up a Milky Way bar to reduce the stress of this.

Then LB forgot to put the lid on the portable toilet we had in the camper at night. (During the day we put it outside.) I kept smelling something awful during the night and when dawn appeared I saw the 2 lids (one inner lid and one outer lid) for the toilet not on it. He got up in the night and used it and forgot to put them back on. This was the 2nd day of using it.
I don't think I have to elaborate anymore, right?

Hubs has a whistle in our trailer which is actually a good idea, but he decided to play "lifeguard" with it. He'd blow on it and say "okay, everyone outta the pool" in that officious way lifeguards do. Then he'd blow it again and say, "no running there" as I just looked at him sarcastically and asked, again sarcastically, if he had any MORE quips in his repertoire of lifeguard sayings. He gave me a few more with a smirk on his face: "no diving in that end of the pool", "no food in the pool", etc. He can make me laugh whether I want to or not.

He did put up a shower the night before we left so I could shower and feel a bit clean but the camper was absolutely trashed inside from the mud and "untidiness." I'm a fastidious person with my house but it does no good in that camper. We started making a list of things we should take with us next time. I'm hoping there isn't a "next time" for a looooooooong time.