Random Choppy Stuff Five Problems with Camping Date: May 31, 2013Author: Sarah Ferguson and Choppy 6 Comments From Shenandoah National Park: Five Problems with Camping (illustrated with far more than five pictures, the reason for which will be obvious when you get there). Problem One: Mowing. Apparently, the mowers at Shenandoah National Park think it is appropriate to mow in a campground at 8:00 AM. I beg to differ. Problem Two: Bugs in Your Drinks. While I applaud this little fly for his taste in wine (the finest vintage Walmart has to offer), I would rather he pour his own glass. Or, at the very least, find a more considerate place to die. Flies are rude. Problem Three: Pay Per Shower. Ah, the pay shower: bringing a truck stop ambiance to the wilderness in five minute, somewhat cold increments. Problem Four: Camping in the Rain. Something I love: having a glass of wine in a classic National Park lodge while watching the rain outside. Something I don’t love: doing so prior to my return to a tent. Nothing about camping in the rain is fun, and don’t let anyone suggest otherwise. Problem Five: Deer. In particular, the potential of hitting a deer while driving around the National Park. Seriously, these guys were everywhere. Problem Five (cont.): More deer. Problem Five (cont.): Another deer. With a tracking collar for those times when four hooves, antlers, and 200 pounds flying through the air just aren’t enough to destroy a car. Problem Five (cont.): This time, an action shot. Surprisingly, this deer is actually attempting to avoid traffic. Problem Five (cont.): Yes, another deer. Problem Five (cont.): A deer in its typical location: the middle of the road, waiting to destroy the car of an unsuspecting motorist. Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
On the bright side: maybe the fly was drunk and just doing the backstroke. (resuscitation by owner of wine optional) and those deer are darn cute. Also, at least you get 1.5 minutes more in the shower than in boot camp (I’ve been told). Nice post. Thanks 🙂
Oh, I paid for two rounds with the shower – and would have done another, but someone was waiting!
it’s hard to find the words without sounding maudlin but … this is a sweet place and i enjoy your perspective … i suppose you’ve read ”travels with charlie” by John ‘steinbeck haven’t you? i think you’d like it … a master writer on a journey with his dog … i ain’t no john steinbeck but i shore do like the fact that you stopped by to read ‘ma chicken scratches … ah surely do … or is that ‘does’ ?? anyway … thanks .ks
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One of my all time favorite books! (Hence the blog name!)