I’m really not a Great Outdoors kind of girl. I’ve been very open about that fact – but alas, it’s been ignored by my family. Ask my parents, ask my friend Amy, hell even ask Amy’s parents – I am NOT camping material!
I always get sunburn and usually I injure something. One time I went with my friend Amy and her parents to a camping ground in Brooksville (near Croom) and I ended up spraining my ankle. I had fallen in a hole and Amy fell on top of me. Totally not my fault! Another time I went camping with some co-workers in Daytona Beach and I got SEVERE sunburn. We’re talking blisters and everything. It was pretty awful.
This last time the family and I went camping it was in our own backyard. I lasted a few hours sleeping in the tent (maybe minutes) but then a SPIDER crawled up my face! Ugh!! The bugs love me, the woods hate me. That’s just the way it goes. I’m not nature girl!
But – like I said, my family loves to ignore this fact so I’ve gotta be prepared. I’ll need extra strength bug spray infused with Deet, some nice comfy walking boots for those long hikes, SPF 1700 sun block, a sun hat and my own personal Camelpack (it’s a water filled backpack thingy). All that and I will be ready to go.
I hate camping – but I’m willing to try and grit my teeth and bear it since my family (well, my husband and son) love it so much. Wonder what sort of stuff will happen to me on our next trip!