I’m feeling the wanderlust. I want to jam pack the car with a tent, camp chairs, coolers, booze and other gear, hit the road and find a little spot in the woods in which to enjoy for 2-3 nights!
I’m not picky. I don’t need flush toilets, running water or electricity. I don’t even need a beach or riverfront. Just a peaceful, quiet spot in the woods. I don’t need showers, either (though we do have a five gallon portable solar shower). I want a fire circle, picnic table and a nice flat spot for the tent.
I’ve spoken to a longtime friend living in one of the two regions in the state “opening up” tomorrow, and she offered me and my husband a chance to camp on some vacant property near her home near Kalkaska.
Tempting! We talked about it, but have decided to wait until June 9 – whrn the rustic state forest campgrounds open. One of them is very close to our friend’s house.
I visited REI’s web site today. They’re having their annual sale, and my local store is offering curbside pickup. We’ve been talking about replacing our 20-year old tent this year.
I want to get filthy, drown myself in DEET based bug spray, shoot the breeze late into the night by the fire, convince myself that a daily wipe down of select body parts with baby wipes is as good as a shower, corral my unruly hair under a bandana, hand pump my water from a well, use a disgusting vault toilet (I’ll bring my own cleaning wipes). I want to come home reeking of burnt wood! Is any of this too much to ask? 😂
I guess what I really want is to be a goddamn filthy hippie (it’s in my blood)!