Camping Lessons

Last weekend was “the” second semi-annual camping trip. Last year, in the fall, we camped at Long Pool in Arkansas. This year, in an attempt to cater to those of us traveling from Kansas City, we decided to set up camp in Pineville, MO., at Eagle’s Nest Campground (located on the Big Elk River). Here’s what the group learned from the trip:

  1. Arrive at the campsite early, or you’ll have to set up your tent in a potty-mouth-named “town”
  2. There is no Robitussin in a “Steve” shot
  3. If the dudes in the campsite next to you are doing crazy things, they’re “probably in a frat or something”
  4. When skipping rocks, quality is good, but you’d rather have quantity
  5. Getting “Ponch’d” is much worse than getting punched
  6. The first time you get warned that you’re being too loud, you’re very sorry
  7. The second time you get warned that you’re being too loud, you’re a bit freaked out that the guy just appeared out of nowhere
  8. The third time you get warned that you’re being too loud, the guy is “pissed” this time
  9. The fourth time you get warned that you’re being too loud, you call the dude out and basically tell him that YOU’RE CAMPING NEXT TO A HIGHWAY AND TRAIN TRACK, YOU’VE PAID YOUR DUES, WE’RE NOT BEING ALL THAT LOUD, GO TELL THE “FRAT GUYS” TO QUIET DOWN AND HAVE A NICE NIGHT
  10. If there’s some weird trippy dude wandering around your campsite with no shirt on, swimming trunks, boots, long hair and sunglasses, then it’s probably Todd
  11. No matter how many times the weatherman is wrong, sometimes (and usually the times you really want them to be wrong) they’re right

It was fun the .75 days that it lasted, but I think it’s safe to say we’ll NEVER return to that place. Camping isn’t about whispering to each other after 11:00. Sorry.

+ original post date: May 11, 2006 09:22 PM
+ categories: F-Town, Family/Friends, KC, Travel/Vacations, WTF


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Haha.... I was just going to send an evite today about getting the guys together to go camping sometime before the end of May. Since you're on that list and just camped, I'll push it back to June or July. :)

+ author: ScooterJ
+ posted: May 12, 2006 09:50 AM

12. Long Island Abortions are a real bitch.

+ author: Laura
+ posted: May 12, 2006 04:29 PM

Yeah, they are! For moral support, do it at the same time as someone else. They understand what your going through, ya know? ;)

+ author: sarah anderson
+ posted: May 13, 2006 11:08 AM

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