Charles Watts wrote:
"113. Just like your house smells when you come home after a long time on the road. The house ... and our trailer ... smell like home.
114. The odor of places, things and people we love.
115. In a pine forest, our rig smells mountain fresh.
116. At the beach, it smells salty."
Kind of like the sand from Matagorda Island that I continue to distribute over every campground in Texas, every time I set up my tent, right?
Despite my best efforts to sweep it out (vacuum cleaners and tents don't get along too well), we continue to carry tiny granular reminders of a trip I took before Alane and I even met.
Only the Matagorda sand has no smell. If tents smell at all, they smell of waterproofing compound (new ones), or musty storage odors (if they have done time in the garage).
I much prefer the odor of my flannel shirt when I take it out of the back of the truck after a night by the campfire
(that is, assuming it has only been an overnight trip. Other, less welcome smells might otherwise intrude). :xx
Some of my best memories of camping are the smells, but I usually don't get to keep the smells. This may be an advantage to fiberglass trailers that I hadn't thought of. (And here I was trying to imagine the smell of fiberglass!)
Eric & Alane Kay