Erica Lucke Dean

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roughing it...

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Today's blog was uploaded late due to camping. :)

roughing it...

Well…he did it.  He got me into the woods, living out of a tent! 

And here I sit, in a dark tent, in the even darker woods, typing on my laptop, hoping that I will be able to get a strong enough signal on my phone to connect to the internet and post this blog.

And if not…I guess it will be a little late!

I feel like I’m living a Scooby Doo adventure.  We brought the dog (Indiana Jones) who doesn’t exactly look like Scooby Doo, but has proven to be equally afraid of his shadow in the darkened woods.  He is currently snuggled up beside me in the tent, snoring away.  Still…his mere size gives me a false sense of security at the very least. 

Back to the whole living in the woods thing.

I have to admit, it’s been fun…possibly scary too…but definitely fun.  Except for the enormous spiders and mosquitoes.  We picked up a bottle of “green” bug spray on the way, in an attempt to be environmentally responsible, but I’m seriously wishing we’d said to hell with the environment and bought the toxic kind.  I even sprayed the dog from head to toe to avoid any creepy crawlies from getting in his fur.   So now we all smell like eucalyptus oil.

I even peed in a bucket!  But only because I refused to dig a hole and pee into it.  I have to draw a line somewhere, and I chose there.

I only hope I can find a way to sleep tonight with the roots and rocks of the hard ground digging into my back even through the whisper thin lining of the tent. 

Ah…the great outdoors!

Until the next time…I’ll be listening for the pitter patter of bear paws in the night!

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