Friday, June 25, 2010


With the beginning of Summer last Monday, permit me to offer a suggestion for the upcoming season.

Go camping.

There’s nothing quite like waking up in a tent at the crack of dawn, warming up to the crackling sounds of campfire, and cracking your diet plans to enjoy some roasted marshmallows, Hershey® chocolate and graham crackers. Want s’more?

Over the years, we’ve met some of the most interesting people at campgrounds. Skinny and fat, young and old, the powerless and the powerful, people who snore and people who do that thing that when you first hear it you’re convinced something prehistoric is about to burst through the woods. They all have stories and parts of themselves to share.

We’ve also met some of the more domesticated wildlife in a setting that can’t be beat. Imagine sitting at a picnic table, eating some watermelon, and a chipmunk scampers up right next to you, looks you square in the eyes, and waits for his piece. Or watching an eagle swoop down a scant 15 feet in front of you, snatching a squirrel in its claws and flying majestically off. Or looking up into the midnight sky and seeing countless stars like you’ve never seen them in the city.

Go camping.

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