The Musher had been talking all week about going camping, and how wonderful it was, and all of the tasty things they cook out at the camp, and how peaceful and serene it was, and how it was essential to teach the Pretty Curly Tails how to camp and relax on the trail for the big Iditarod race, and blah blah, blah wonderful, you'll really like it Bet its soooooo much fun.
Ok, I was initially intrigued by the part where I got to assist in packing the tasty treat stuff, but was alarmed when no peanut butter was packed. How can one survive in the wilds without peanut butter? I was nearly frantic when we left without the waffle iron. How can you survive without waffles?
Since we were dining al fresco, I wanted to wear my blue coat (it brings out my furs) and matching blue booties, but we were suppose to be "roughing" it (without peanut butter and waffles) and Brittany said we would have a roaring camp fire and would be fine... its the LAST time I'm ever listening to Brittany.
The ride out to the camp was fine, nice warm heater in the truck and all. Of course we were late because Mark just had to hit three stars on level 2-14 of Angry Birds Rio Smuggler's Den (whatever that is), and the Pretty Curly Tails beat us there.
They weren't happy about that because we had their food, so there was that whole tude from them about doing all the work and the LEAST you could do was get here on time, blah blah... prima donnas.
I don't know what they're complaining about, because before we even got the fire going we fed them, and at least they're covered in all that fluff when here I am, without my coat and booties running around in the snow making sure they got their stuff.
|Hey! Who has the truck keys? I can't feel my toes!|
Then he yelled at me to get the firewood. Um... excuse me?
|I don't see the firewood truck coming down the road.|
Musher Mark chopped the wood, which is why I'm not writing about Brittany's visit to the hospital to reattach a leg, although we would have been back at civilization and warm buildings...
Pretty soon we had a roaring fire, and not a minute too soon because I'm pretty sure one of my toes fell off.
I fled to the safety of my blue chair (which would have perfectly matched my outfit if I hadn't been told we were "roughing" it), while everyone began to prepare our feast.
|Can someone push my chair closer to the fire please?|
|Hey, why are there only three hot dogs?|
FINALLY the food was ready to eat.
|Yes, I would like a bun, and some of the red stuff... not the yellow stuff, the red stuff|
|The red stuff... Brittany, the RED STUFF|
|Brittany, how many hot dogs are going to drop on the bench seat, those are yours, I'm not eating them.|
|Um, hello? Did you forget something?|
As you probably guessed, by the time I got my food... it was cold. Why bother burning it on the fire in the first place, I could have eaten hours ago!
After dinner I curled up with the Musher, who was sufficiently padded for the trail and a lot warmer than Musher Mark.
Thankfully the Pretty Curly Tails were restless and wanted to get moving again. It helps that I bribed them with all of the hot dogs that Brittany dropped on the ground so they pretended to want to get home sooner than normal.
There was a problem with the ATV, but luckily I got to stay in the warm truck while they fixed it, and before too long I was back home and bundled in my blankets to try to raise my core temperature back to normal.
I hear there's plans for another "camping" trip soon... um, yeah, I think I'll pass on the next one, unless we can rent a camper with a microwave.