Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hurrah Hurrah The First of May - Camping Begins Today

The weather forecast was finally cooperating so I packed up the camper with food and other essentials and here we are. Well, to be more exact here I am. Carm "had" to drive back home to get the remote for the satellite system. It was almost like seeing someone who lost a hit of cocaine when he discovered this oversight. Personally, I could do without tv for ages, but Carm is a real junkie. It isn't like we had nothing to watch - we must have 30 movies on dvd to choose from, and even the complete collection of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

While he was gone I took the dogs for a bit of a walk - 3 dogs who haven't been out for 6 months, scent of deer and squirrel strong in the air - and me. All in all we fared quite well, even though I didn't put them on their prong collars. They did have heavy martingale choke collars though.

This is our first trip out with the Tardis (trying that name on for size), and it is going well. It pulled well but was noticeably heavier than our old one - I guess our mileage is going to go down. Getting going is always a bit nerve wracking, especially with a trip through the city on our route, but all went well.

Setup was slower as we had to make some adjustments to our fence panels to accommodate the slide, and things inside weren't were they used to be, but these bugs will get ironed out. Once we got all set up, we unfurled the new automatic (hurrah!) awnings with just a touch of a button, and then cracked open an icy cold beer. Our typical setup routine. The only thing missing were the chips (regular, nacho or otherwise, we aren't fussy), instead we had celery sticks with a homemade, fat-free hummus. It was good... but oh I missed those chips!

Did I mention how much I love the automatic awnings? They are awesome!

Carm finally came back with his beloved remote - we had so much fun trying to get the satellite tuned - NOT.

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs