I was fishing a stream one day when a guy across the steam said, “How can I get to the other side”? I said, “You knucklehead, you ARE on the other side”!
There were no showers, just sponge baths. I know it seems gross, but we weren’t there to complain, just to have a great time. And we did. After a long day of camping chores, we would fire up the lantern and play cards. Great stuff!
We slept in a huge army tent on the ground. No floor, just pine needles to use as a cushion. We had air mattresses until they got holes in them. They didn’t make them like today’s models. They deflated faster than a Tom Brady football.
They were the two weeks each year where we all got along as a family. What could there be to fight about? Everything was perfect. Gathering wood, the fresh pine tree smell, the whisper of an afternoon breeze… Incredible.
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