Thursday, 5 June 2008

Hamping in Algonquin Park

It's been 40 years. Now don't fall off your chair. I'm going 'real' camping. Not 'hotel camping'. Yes, you heard me correctly. Ahem, the boys really, really, really want me to go with them and I...well...ah...I...sorta gave in. I went on the site and gee, all those mammals roaming around and then when I called to book my site she said very officially, "No food or snacks in the tents. Bears and Moose are in abundance.". What! My word. O.K., so you can stop laughing now and that giggle snort thing you do when you are about to pee your pants; that's extremely rude. (unladylike) So, if I somehow fall in love with this nature thing, I may go back and lease a yurt. And If I survive, you will enjoy all the photos next week. Wish me luck! (One last thing. I called my friend who is also taking her 12 year old twin sons and she asked: 'Do you have a bug suit?' Huh? And I said to myself. Holy shit.)

Photo credits: some teenage girl who took photos of these teenage boys at the campground. Perhaps they will be there to swat the bugs for me.


Suzanne said...

The yurt looks really cool, not authentic but cool all the same. What? No teepees? I want to stay in a teepe someday. Heck, I want one in my yard.

If Ontario is anything like northern Wisconsin or Minnesota you're seriously going to need that bug suit. There's mosquito's the size of Volkswagens up there. Oh no, I didn't say that. You didn't hear me. It will be fine. You'll love it. Really.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

lifeinredshoes said...

Oh hell, camping is not my forte! Maybe in a great tent, with a big snuggly bed,featherbed, down comforter, 1000 thread count sheets. You can see where this is going.

Anonymous said...

oo! We go camping all the time, it's SO much fun! Last weekend we saw a black bear on the side of the road. You'll have fun, just don't stress about being a bit dirty.

corine said...

These boys are making camping look extremely appealing.