The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, August 07, 2017


We (wife, me, two youngest kids and two other families (friends)) went camping at a  state park this past weekend.  It was a very nice time!  We were the most "roughingist" family of the three.  One family had a very nice camper, the other family had a tent bit had rather luxurious loping air mattresses (they were a foot thick (30 cm)).  We did I it the old fashioned way and had a tent with sleeping bags on the ground (in the tent).  I am happy to report that all of us did well, and none of us (myself included) were achy or sore from sleeping on the ground. 

We had pretty standard campground food.... Hot dogs, tacos, eggs, etc.  we had a nice campfire each night, talked and laughed, and had fun.  Beer (for the adults) also oiled the late night conversation a bit.  The park had a large lake as well, so we all spent a lot of time on the water and swimming was beautiful once you forced yourself to go under and get used to the cold temperature.  

I just finished my 5 mile run, am having my morning pipe, will he'd into the house to shower and get to the U.  I have big plans to get a helluva lot of stuff off my plate today so I can feel a little ahead of the game as Fall semester is fast approaching.  



Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Everybody's gone camping
Camping U.S.A.

I'm glad your weekend outing has recharged your batteries, Professor!

Monday, 07 August, 2017  
Blogger Sharon Qualls said...

Camping with friends and family can be so refreshing to body and soul. Sounds like you all had a great time!

Monday, 07 August, 2017  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

when I was younger i liked roughing it type camping..not idea of roughing it is not having my own pillow.

Monday, 07 August, 2017  
Blogger BBC said...


Tuesday, 08 August, 2017  
Blogger forsythia said...

We are "camping" also. Had a new kitchen counter installed last week, so the stove was off limits all week. This week I'm removing the $%#&!! wallpaper glue from the walls above the kitchen cabinets. YUCK! If there were a lake on our "campground" I would gladly go jump in it. Sounds like you and your family and friends had a very nice weekend. Our turn will come when this project is over and done with. (Grumble)

Tuesday, 08 August, 2017  

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