I grew up with him. John Wayne movies were numero-uno in my midwestern house. Dad liked the Duke. Somehow, John Wayne always saved the day. With his gravelly voice (it sounded like rocks slowly rolling down a hill) John said the right thing (even if it was in an awkward man’s man way) Best of … Continue reading Fun Friday: Arizona Camp and John Wayne
My woolen overalls are 40 years old. This may their last journey. I christened my last camping trip by falling flat on my face in the rocks, ripping the threadbare knees in two places. As for the rest of the trousers, the outlook is bleak. Deep pockets flap in sloppy fashion. Backsides have been mended … Continue reading Fun Friday: Ode to my Overalls
-A great big shout out to Chick-fil-A for helping me keep it clean while camping! I talked to you about tent camping Joshua Tree National Park. No running water. Dusty. Cold. We climbed the dirt trail, rocks rolling beneath our feet, dust flying. Boulders sprawled all around us. Huge monoliths leaned in and looked like … Continue reading Fun Friday: Keepin it clean!
Any time the word “trip” is accompanied by the word “adventure”, I should be wary. Other keywords to watch out for are: -no water -no showers -no electric We are in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park. Here is my list of what everyone should take camping: 1. Long underwear. Eventually, it will become … Continue reading Fun Friday: Type A Travel (List)
Swamp People (or camping Florida) -Did I mention Type A Travel is far from glamorous? Brad and I pull our pickup into the dirt opening. Immediately, Brad starts scraping his boot across the mud and sand, clearing a tent area. He drops to his knees (lifting a cloud of sand and broken shell) and spreads … Continue reading Type A Travels: Swamp People
Tent Trip to the Moon...and Back Brad was ecstatic. He talked fast. “...and we get to hike into the white sands desert and we can’t leave after sunset and if we find an explosive device we can’t touch it!” Brad’s eyes glowed with excitement. What in the world was he talking about? I got an uneasy … Continue reading Type A Travels: White Sands National Monument
It’s a tent, mind you. Not a pop-up. Not a camper. Not an RV. It’s a nylon, lightweight, nail-to-the-ground-so-it-won’t-fly away...tent ....and so Type A retires and begins to travel, albeit, not so luxuriously. Brad loves to camp, but we’d never done it. Our life was spent working in an office and shepherding girls to schools, … Continue reading Type “A” Travels: Arizona