My man thinks I “misled” him to believe that I was an outdoorsy person in our early days by registering for camping supplies for our wedding and telling him about the camping trips I took as a kid. I guess I forgot to tell him that my family camped in a motorhome and was never without running water…real outdoorsmen carry all their stuff on their back and sleep in a little tent in the woods I guess. How was I to know?
Anyway, this little pop-up was our camping compromise, and we created a million memories in the six years that we owned it. Now we’ve moved on to a bigger rig since our kids just don’t want to stop growing. I’m excited to use the new camper, but I’m also excited to go backpacking with a little tent and no running water (unless you count the river we’ll camp by.) I guess we’ve each rubbed off on each other – I now have a camper with a microwave and air-conditioning and he has a wife who will rough it on the trail with no modern amenities. I think that means we’re good for each other.
From Colorado to Superior
From Saylorville to Smushmore
You have provided our family shelter
From the Great American Outdoors
A married couple’s compromise
Twixt a tent and a hotel
For these past six lovely years
You’ve served the Harms family well
But our children keep on growing
And your space feels oh-so-tight
It’s time to say good-bye dear friend
We’ve shared our last vacation night