Hi guys! So I’ve been doing Top Ten Tuesday posts waaay less lately and I wasn’t going to replace that meme with another, but then I realized this babe of a meme existed. And then? Well… I’m writing this post so I bet you could guess what happened. I’ve been looking for a meme that’s more personal for such a long time. SO LONG. So this is kind of perfect for me. Yay! Let’s get to know each other 😀
This week’s topic: Camping
Man, I haven’t been camping in a long time. I think it’s probably been something like four years at least since the last time. I like nature, but I’ve only really been camping like four or five times, give or take. Not because I don’t want to, but because it’s sort of a big production. My family and the people I know aren’t really get-up-and-go-ers for a variety of reasons.
The last time I went camping was with my high school BFF and her family. I went a couple times with them and it was totally fun. The camp site they favor is right next to a beach (just over the sand dunes), which was new for me. I had never been camping near the ocean before. Lakes, rivers, and streams? Sure. Never the ocean. It was pretty fun, even if I froze my poor, unprepared booty off during the night. I do recall sitting around the fire one night after most of us had gone to sleep and listening to Bohemian Rhapsody on the radio. My friend’s uncle was singing along quietly and the rest of the camp site was silence. I really like that memory.
There is another time coming to mind from when I was a teenager and pissed off that Mother and Co. was making me miss a concert I really wanted to attend to go camping. I took a blank notebook with me and drew pictures and wrote notes to my BFF the whole time. By the end of it I admitted that I didn’t actually have a bad time. This was also the same time I lost my camera memory card in a river and diligently when on a search for it all to save one photo that I was very proud of. (Photo to the right.) Obviously I got the card back.
Whew! I kind of talked a lot there, didn’t I? Sorry! But yes, that is me + camping.