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Phillip Allen
05-04-2012, 09:02 AM
Camping is where you sleep on the gravel until the sun cooks you awake.
Camping is bacon and eggs and potatoes and maybe some fish
Camping is falling asleep tired
Camping is being awakened by whip poor wills so loud that itís almost painful
Camping is a deer crossing at the shallows
Camping is mink gamboling along the bank
Camping is pulling on wet, stiff blue jeans
Camping is a bull frog echoing down the river
Camping is listing to Benny telling bear hunting stories
Camping is naps in the shade
Camping is the long drive home
Camping is Goldieís store and a chunk of dry cheese and a dusty candy bar
Camping is smoke in your eyes
Camping is turtles on a log
Camping is a falling star

Benny used to take me camping

Glen Longino
05-04-2012, 09:45 AM
Sweet, Phillip!!

ChrisBen
05-04-2012, 09:47 AM
Your turn to "Pay it Forward"|:)

S.V. Airlie
05-04-2012, 09:56 AM
Nice Phillip. I don't think I'd like to sleep on gravel though.:)

David W Pratt
05-04-2012, 10:07 AM
Some coarse gravel is very comfy, it conforms to your shape.

S.V. Airlie
05-04-2012, 10:21 AM
I'll concede that point David. Not done it myself though

Bobby of Tulsa
05-04-2012, 11:58 AM
These days it is a triple A hotel and a well stocked bar, thats roughin it.:rolleyes:

the_gr8t_waldo
05-04-2012, 12:20 PM
here's to the "benny's" of the world

Durnik
05-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Ya know.. in all honesty, that "pulling on wet, stiff blue jeans" thing is a pain.. but I still do it.. ;-)

good memories..

enjoy
bobby

John of Phoenix
05-04-2012, 01:57 PM
These days it is a triple A hotel and a well stocked bar, thats roughin it.:rolleyes:+1

When I got out of the Army, I promised myself I'd never spend another night in a tent unless my life depended on it. So far, so good.

Ted Hoppe
05-04-2012, 02:00 PM
You can almost hear the mosquitos buzzing in your ear...

Thanks for rewaking the desire of a good camping trip.

S.V. Airlie
05-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Ted..mosquitoes I can deal with. gnats, different issue.I spent an entire night dealing with gnats trying to get in my tent as well as a good sized ram which was covered with those little metallic wings and wanted "in" as well.Drove us both nuts.

Glen Longino
05-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Gnats!
(just trying to save you from the wrath of the Almighty Donn;))

Canoez
05-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Gnats!
(just trying to save you from the wrath of the Almighty Donn;))

Punkies or No-See-Ums can be even worse. You begin to think you're losing your marbles. You feel the bite, but don't see a darned thing.

The term "Punkies" comes from the Algonquin word meaning "the living fire".

S.V. Airlie
05-04-2012, 02:39 PM
Glen, I fixed the word gnat, before you rushed here to correct me. Such haste to get in a "gotcha ya". :)And didn't my post say what you basically repeated, or is there an echo by chance.?

Ted Hoppe
05-04-2012, 02:50 PM
The secret to no-see-umms is a chlorinated pool. I recommend a stop at a hotel/motel pool on the way there and every day you are out. The chorinated pool makes your skin undesirable to those criters and keeps the itching and infection down afterward.

I hate those nasty things!

Glen Longino
05-05-2012, 01:22 AM
Glen, I fixed the word gnat, before you rushed here to correct me. Such haste to get in a "gotcha ya". :)And didn't my post say what you basically repeated, or is there an echo by chance.?

Translation: Thank you, Glen, for your thoughtful observation of my blatant, consistent, and willful ignorance!
Next time please wait three days before you mention my ignorance...okay?

S.V. Airlie
05-05-2012, 01:43 AM
I have to wait that long?Why?

Glen Longino
05-05-2012, 03:19 AM
I have to wait that long?Why?

Don't worry....it's a Virtual wait!;)

2MeterTroll
05-05-2012, 06:56 AM
thanks be to Benny
I like to take young folks camping; makes it fun and i dont have to do much work ;)