Monday, April 2, 2012

Outdoorsy Ashley

Tomorrow I leave to go camping on an island with 3 other women and our 6 children. Now that the plans are made and the car is packed...I am questioning my judgment. Seriously so.

I do not *love* camping. I like camping, and only if all goes well. I prefer camping with restaurants and hotels within a safe driving distance. A boat is dropping us off on an island and there's no returning prematurely or room service.

I hate sandy sheets. There will be a lot of sand involved, I'm guessing.

6 kids is a lot of kids. Like, 6 too many.

I know for a fact there are alligators on this island. I am not a fan of alligators at all.

 If it rains, I will die. Instantly. No exaggeration. I'm more worried about rain than alligators.

They are bringing tequila, but there's no room for juice or soda. If Mexico taught me anything, it's to avoid tequila. Mexico taught me that on two separate vacations, so I definitely got the message. This lack of room for soda is a problem for a coke addict. In fact, I am sneaking two cans of coke in my backpack in case of emergency. If we somehow get trapped out there forever and I have to eat my fellow campers, I'm washing them down with a can of coke.

However, they're all awesome, adventurous, seriously outdoorsy, sporty kind of people. So they should know how to put my tent up. I hope. And this is the sort of thing that the "Woman I Want to Be" would go do. So I'm going to go do it!

Wish me luck!


Lin said...

Good luck & have fun! Also, try not to get eaten by an alligator cause I sorta look forward to your posts.

Melanie said...

I've been infatuated with the idea of camping lately. That's probably because I haven't gone in 30 years and everything has the air of nostalgic fun when you're remembering it from the eyes of a five-year-old. Hubby loves camping too - along as it's in a cabin. Growing up camping helped him realize that all the fun stuff that happens outdoors is best washed down with a shower and several iced beverages containing booze. So, good luck with your warm tequila and alligator stew. I will be thinking of you. But I just know you'll be surprised by the fun you have!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds like my idea of hell. I hope it turns out better than I am imagining. If not, you should have some good blog material!


Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great time!! You are pretty brave, especially the part about tequilla without juice. :-)

Theresa said...

Feeling your anxiety. Wouldn't ever do it, so congratulations to you for giving it a go.

shelly said...

Good luck and have fun! Booze doesn't affect me as much when I camp-I think it has something to do with sleeping outdoors and all the fresh air around. So, I say Go Tequila!

Holly Sue said...

I'm a shy commenter (never have commented in all these year since you started your blog, but have followed from the start) but did you get eaten by alligators? We are all waiting with baited (alligator) breath! Haha! Not sure why I'm commenting now after all this time, must be the vodka talking... Sorry for being so silent before!

Anonymous said...

Did you make it??

Anonymous said...

Well..... what happened!!?? LOL