Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Weekly Wonderings #17: The Camping Edition

1. Staying at the Santa Cruz KOA really doesn’t qualify as camping.

2. When camping, I subscribe to the adage the kids do in everyday life: a swim in the pool qualifies as a bath.

3. What were people thinking when they bought
toe socks? Uncomfortable! And, no, I don’t have a pair, but all the dreadfulness of toe socks was brought to mind when I had my socks on and then slipped my flip-flops on to walk to the bathroom.

4. Very few people care that quiet time begins at 10 p.m. Especially those people with camping sites next to us.

5. The four people playing a dice game a couple of sites down from us didn’t stop until 11:15 p.m., and then only because I asked them – nicely – if they could wrap it up.

6. How idiotic is a dice game player at 11:15 p.m.? Idiotic enough to survey me. “Was it the shaking that bothered me?” “No,” I replied. “It was the pounding the table.” Dumb-ass.

7. The interest the kids have in the playground is in inverse proportion to how close our site is to it. This go? Right next to it. How often would they play in it? None if left to them to decide.

8. Two signs universally ignored at the pool? “Shower before entering pool or hot tub” and “No diving.”

9. At least this time Luke didn’t throw up in near right after getting out of the pool. I’m not saying he did last time. I’m not saying anything.

10. Nothing beats the beach at the end of the day. Even if a bunch of kids are screaming and running around naked. And even if they’re your kids.


Mimey said...

aren't holidays supposed to be restful?

The Owners said...

LMAO. I had toe socks when I was a kid. My SIL gave them to me for Xmas. They were awful. Toe claustrophobia to the max.

Ten years ago, I would have been the loud jackass banging on the table after 10:00 p.m. We usually booked remote campsites, so that we could be as loud as we wanted without disturbing families. I can just see me now. I'd be the one huffing and puffing about noise. Marching over and demanding silence.

This post makes me miss camping so much. I think I may start looking for a pop-up at the end of the season. People seem to put them up for sale at that time of the year.

Jillie Bean (AKA Bubba's Sis) said...

Never been camping (I know! Gasp!) but I can so relate to all this! What is it about people not being quiet at night? We come up against this in hotels ALL. THE. TIME. Shut up already, people! It's late and the rest of us normal people are trying to sleep!

Swimming in the pool definitely qualifies as a bath. :-)


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