Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Camping Life For Me

But despite that, off we go tomorrow for 2 nights in the great outdoors.  Now that we've bought a pop-up camper, we have to feel as though we are getting our money's worth out of it.  Plus, I long ago extracted a promise from Larry that, if I went camping, he'd do all the cooking.  It pays to play hard to get, you know.

You know, I just realized I never announced that we are now the proud owners of a 2006 Quicksilver 10.0 (sleeps 6).  Here you all bothered to give your advice on whether we should buy a camper and, ingrate that I am, I never got back to you on that. As it turns out, we went to see the camper with the youngest 3 in tow.  We probably should have thought that through better, as having 3 kids climbing with delight all over a camper and asking, "Can we live in it?  Can we?  Let's sleep in it tonight!" does not exactly improve one's bargaining position.

Anywhoo, we made probably the ONLY impulsive decision of our entire married lives (remember, Larry is the man who creates spreadsheets when trying to buy some ceiling fans) and bought the thing.  We figured, hey, we're not getting any younger, soon we'll be too old/sick/tired to camp - and have I mentioned that this particular pop-up camper has an air conditioner?  Climate-controlled camping - even I, non-camper extraordinaire, can get on board with that.

Wow, air-conditioned camping AND a working dishwasher at home - I am living large these days, that's for sure... 


  1. You're in triple digits -- and that's a sweet camper! Hope you have a great time.

  2. We haven't ventured out of the tent camping stage. We had to take 2 vehicles last time we went camping. Talk about getting back to basics ;)