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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Camping for how many days?

We're heading up for our annual family camping trip to Woods Canyon Lake in Northern Arizona. The entire family goes, which is a lot of fun. We're only going for two and a half days, but the supplies form a mound it's difficult to see over. Isn't it amazing what we think we need? I mean, really, besides a flushing toilet, cause the outhouses are horrendous! and food, sleeping bags, shampoo (dirty hair? ICK!)and of course all the important things to kill germs, because we all know nature is dirty, right? All we really need is a pad of paper and an ink pen (my stepdaughter says my laptop is off limits! How dare she?!).

I've got my entire wip in a bag, cause we all know there could be a solar flare and I'd never make it back to Phoenix and might have to live by this beautiful lake for the rest of my life, eating only fish and Pringles! So, I've got to take a book to read, right? I've chosen Last Light by Terri Blackstock, just in case I need the tips.

Should I take my wilderness survival book?

Oh, and I've packed an extra set of clothes for everyone, just in case. Two bags of marshmallows, cause one just isn't enough for four people to eat S'mores. Guess, I won't take nice sandles, just my flip flops. I mean, I've got to be reasonable, right? We are camping.

Oh, and I've got rain ponchos for everyone, cause we all know how much it rains in Arizona!

Do you think I've got the important things covered? I don't need to take God, cause He'll already be there, enjoying His creation!

6 comments:

Karen said...

Your campout sounds like fun. We like to camp at the Holiday Inn.

Thanks for leaving a response to my help wanted. I'll post it next Monday and link to your blog.

I like your blog it's a lot like my Writer's Wanderings blog--just fun and/or inspirational thoughts.

Shelley said...

Hi, I saw your post on Georgiana's blog and thought I'd stop by.

Don't forget to take bug repellent!

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Hey, Cynthia!

We haven't been camping yet in AZ but I hope we get to soon. You'll have to fill us in on all the good spots to go. Right now, anything in the mountains sounds good. 113 degrees is too hot!

GeorgianaD said...

Uh-oh, will the forest still be open? I know Coconino Nat'l Forest will be closed:( You're way more brave than I am, I'm NOT a nature girl. I think it's the whole bathroom situation....

Robin Caroll said...

Sounds like fun!

BTW, the pix looks GREAT on your profile!

Cherie said...

Love Woods Canyon! One of our faves!