Let's Go CampingMay 28th, 2009 in blog
We all know the economy is tight, but we should not let that stop us from having fun this summer. In fact, I have a strong sense that junkers know best how to find the silver lining in this stormy cloud! Heck, if we can't find the silver lining we can always make one ourselves. Ha! So, if you find yourselves with no money (join the club) for a fancy schmancy vacation this summer complete with swanky hotel rooms, poolside pilates, and room service...no worries! Let's all go glamping. This term comes from a combination of two words; glamorous and camping. I think you know what I mean. An ordinary camping experience can be turned into something extraordinary when you junk it up!
The Hendry family has been restoring vintage travel trailers for years and routinely glamp with other trailer enthusiasts. Apparently there are friendly, yet fierce competitions on who can create the most beautiful site with what what they pull from their trailers. Now that sounds like fun! I know what you might be thinking... I don't own a camper. No problem! I don't own one either, but I do have a vintage tent I purchased at a flea market stashed in the garage somewhere. Elizabeth and I will be pulling that baby out, designing a glamp site of our own, and hitting the road. I'm thinking an "Out of Africa" theme with cots, cushy covers, netting, and chandeliers.Sounds nice, huh? We may even just set it up in the backyard as a quick mid-week getaway. I have to admit, I have a fondness for running water and white porcelain!
I think the best part of this idea is that it takes us back to our roots and awakens fond childhood memories. Family fun doesn't have to be and shouldn't be about spending a ton of cash. Backyard and off-site camping was a way of life for me when I was growing up. The thought of six kids (including 4 boys) piled in the back of the family wagon at 4 AM always puts a smile on my face.
Any hoo, if any of you decide to have a glamping experience of your own I'd love to see pictures! Good luck, create some memories, and have fun!
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