Sunday, May 07, 2006

I won't complain

Jarhead John had this to say when I was whining about the camping trip this weekend.
I used to like camping; then I joined the Corps. I get my share of camping every year, in the worst possible conditions. Forgive me if I'm not sympathetic to a bad camping experience.
Thank you, JJ, for putting my family adventure in perspective. I won't complain about anything that happened this weekend. Rain and ticks are nothing when the ease and comforts are right around the corner. Mud and my mother-in-law's African chickens squawking all night are really minor problems.

My father, who served in Vietnam and then as a flight instructor in the Marine Corps, says his idea of camping is staying at Holiday Inn.

If you have time, go take a read over at Jarhead's Firing Range. I read it every day. You might hate it. I don't agree with him many times, but he's a gentleman about it when I show my liberalism. He's really a nice guy, so I'm told.


Genevieve said...

I enjoy camping nowadays, but I didn't like it so much when the kids were little. One really distasteful part about camping is getting everything put away when you get home, I think. But maybe you have a camping trailer and so don't have to do all that.

jarhead john said...

Thanks HP. But don't go giving folks the idea that I'm a nice guy; you'll spoil my image!

I certainly didn't mean to trivialize your camping experience, I merely wanted to share ideas. I actually do enjoy camping. Having a tent, sleeping bag, and a fire to cook on are literal luxuries in my book.

Don't take too long of a break from blogging.

Kell said...

Dave and I appreciate places with showers - so Hotels are good.

Sues said...

I had to laugh when I read your post HP. My husband was in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. He always told me that he did enough camping over there to last a life time and that his idea of camping now is room service!