There are 5 of us going on our hiking trip---I am training hard---but the dilemma may come with all the "Stuff" you have to carry along. The first night we tried to put up the tent in Sonja's living room---the 2 "Spring Chickens" that are going with us ended up having to put it up for us. Sonja and I did manage to get our rears in and out of the tent---with MUCH laughter---but putting that sucker up is quite a challenge-- After Spring Chicken #1 had to help get it back down and back in its sac---she looked at me and without cracking a smile said---"I am NOT going to put your tent up for you every night!" Cracked me up---still giggle when I think of how serious she was when she stated that!
Now---Sonja and I have ordered our sleeping pads (for all you other novices like me--it's what goes UNDER the sleeping bag)---they are NOT self-inflatable. OH DEAR!!! I will be doing good to get up that mountain---and THEN I have to put up a tent AND blow up my sleeping pad! I see trouble coming---SO I text Spring Chicken #1 and say:
"After you put my tent up every night on our trip, could you blow up my sleeping pad?"
"I can for sure---Plenty of hot air here! Right after you carry my rear up the mountain!"
We will laugh ALL the way up those mountains---it's going to be a GREAT TRIP!
THEN for my second laugh for the day---my sweet friend Barbara sends me this advertisement:
I told her that if I put that on every night---once my claustrophobia kicked in--I would be running down the street screaming-probably without benefit of my shorts in a fit of craziness----adding to my reputation!
Thanking God for laughter!