A Clarification on Camping

I posted a tweet today that said “Things could be worse. I could be camping.” Amazing the feedback I have gotten from such a little tweet. Perhaps I should clarify. There are some kinds of camping, or rather glamping, that I like. Here is what I mean.

Really? This isn’t fun.
On vacation, I don’t want my food to come from a cooler.

Here is my kind of camping…

Luxury igloo cabins in the Swiss Alps

Stilts. Brilliant. Out of reach from little critters that might freak me out in the middle of the night.

Why, yes. I would like some lunch. Thanks so much.

Luxury yurts are a ‘do’ in my book.

But my very very most amazingly favorite kind of camping is this kind of camping:

Don’t hate me. I love nature. I recycle everything. I just don’t want to have to wear sandals when I shower on vacation.


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3 responses to “A Clarification on Camping

  1. i feel very vindicated right now. i just read this to Josh and we were both cracking up. Lark & Bloom — and its author, her wisdom, and wit — is a gift in this strangely posh desert. i miss you and your family! -caitlyn

  2. Exactly.Here, because we're only allowed to camp on nature preserves (being not ethnically Bedouin and all) where they have permanent tents with cots in them for which they provide bedding. There are Bedouin-style (open-on-one-side) shelters to hang out in during the day with floor cushions and low tables (you know, for reclining). There are designated fire pits and barbeque grills with wood provided, and they will light your fire for you, if you choose. Buffet-style breakfast is included, and for an extra fee, you can purchase a sack lunch and a buffet dinner, as well. Definitely my kind of camping, er, glamping.

  3. And, actually, of the nature preserve options, this is lower mid-level. The place where Micah takes the kids for their eight-year-old campouts has structures similar to the one on stilts above. While not quite as luxurious, it does have outlets. So he can recharge his iPhone. Or his Kindle.

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