Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Can We Say C-A-M-P-I-N-G?

Every year.....for the past 13 years or so, our family goes to a place called Shakamak State Park. It's 3 and 1/2 hours away. On a boring drive through flatland also known as Indiana. My parents stopped going years ago. My mom said camping isn't a vacation. She works harder when she's camping than at home. She no likey. But, my friends and I take our daughters every June. It's a "girl trip". It's cool because we all have little girls.

But Shakamak is CLOSED this year. We were freaking out. All the storms that everyone have been having majorly affected Southern Indiana. There's no camping because they are on a boil order for water and you can't take showers or anything.

Did I mention when I say camping, I really mean we are staying in a cabin. Yes, I call this camping. Tiger thinks I am NUTS whenever I say it. But hey, there are bats in the walls of the cabin and once, when I was 17 I ran over a snake in the campground. To me, that's pretty damn close to camping.

So, now we are off to a new vacation. It's bittersweet. I love going new places, but I can't imagine not being at Shakamak in June. Tomorrow we leave for White Water Memorial Park (Missy and I call it Shakamak 2). We will be back on Saturday. Bye Y'all.

Some pics from last year. New ones when we get back.


my wonderful men... said...

What fun, all girl camping.

I think that's a great idea.

I don't even think I could get my son out camping. lol

Mimi's Toes said...

Sounds like a fun time. I love to sit around a camp fire and roast marshmellows. Looking forward to your pics when you get back....

Anonymous said...

Sounds like "camping" to me too! Hope you have a wonderful time!

Ann(ie) said...

Fun!! I love girly traditions. Camping to me is a Motel 6 off the freeway. That's as rustic as I go. ;)