ok i am just reflecting on our time spent in our little scamp
this summer. what we did , what we learned.what we will change doing ...stuff like that.
first off,,, i shopped for about a year for the perfect camper for my wife and i, finaly "talked "her into a new scamp
, and had it built to pick up in backus last february. lol she was not impressed enough by that ride to want to do it again just for fun,,,lol 14 hours of,,well,,,not a lot but trees.
so here we are in the wanning days of september. at this point 8 trips later. we have had adventures with our grand daughters and grand sons. we have had spur of the moment romantic get aways. we have explored and found cool new places to go in michigan. volunteered to help the dnr, michigan state university with fish tagging.and yet the year is still underway, with another three days in algonac this week working with the stewardship program picking wildflower seeds, and collecting moth specimins for study. then in a few more weeks a holloween camping trip with the grand kids. and between christmas and newyears we plan to go someplace warm,,,,as yet to be determined.
my wife is absolutely stunned by how she is enjoying the scamp
.usually (as i'm sure you ladies recognise) she is just humoring my goofey ideas. this time she is on board. and planning outings to go on.
ok that cool now what have i learned? there are bugs in northern michigan that actualy bring their own bbq sauce when they land on you. some actually wear napkins as bibs,,,really,,,i wouldn't lie about that. always carry bug dope.
paper towels and aluminium foil can fix almost any problem while cooking.
a small tool kit is very important, and easy to assemble.
no matter how long i carry that axe ,,i will probably never need it.
i have learned , do not carry food unless you plan on eating it. i just removed probably ten pounds of "just in case we need it" cans of food that rode around with us all year.
keep a rain jacket, a hat. and a hoody sweatshirt in the closet along with a pair of flipflops, everything else , pack what you need for this trip and thats all.
i will be over the next few days taking out and leaving behind anything that has not been used.
instead i will fill my trailer with memories of my grandkids, my wife, and the beautiful friends i have met out there.
as always, keep the sun on your face and the wind at your back. and the smores fixins close at hand.