Glamping on Easter Sunday

imageIt’s misting on our tiny RV in the woods this cool Easter morning. Although we have wifi, I haven’t watched any videos or surfed the web past just checking my email. One could say I’ve been partially off-the-grid.

The toilet in Camp David is very small with the sink right by the knees of the person sitting on the potty. It reminds me of an airplane, minus the warnings about banning smoking in flight and and 1,000 mile high clubs. Just kidding about that last part.

Unfortunately, a main road is right through the woods and I can hear big trucks some of the time. My husband and I sat outside late last night after putting our Sam down to sleep with the promises of the Easter Bunny finding this humble abode. The EB made good and filled up Sam’s basket with candy but no plastic toys. Lord knows we don’t need anymore. Toys aren’t the point of Easter. Not to get heavy, but the notion behind Easter is the rising of Christ from the grave. After 12 years of Catholic school, I can simply viddy the stations of the cross in my head about the crucifixion and resurrection. I think Thoreau promoted simple living in the woods for the sake of religious piety and pure spiritual growth.

But it would be fun to see a bunny scamper through these woods to make true on the spring bunny stories I tell my son! He did get a chocolate Peter Rabbit bunny afterall.

With this cool day ahead, we are expecting my parents to arrive at Camp David after lunch. The Easter lunch I will share with my husband and child is a Frito meat pie I baked yesterday before we left civilization. At least the refrigeration works well here! I was hoping to take a hike through the woods at our RV park if it slacks off with the crisp rain. Maybe we will see some critters stirring in the woodline of the forest.

Finally, I really enjoyed the pitch black environment of the country last night. The only light came from the LED of the awning on Camp David….which glowed like Las Vegas! My sleep was thick as I played a stowaway on the top bunk, which claustrophobics like myself shouldn’t do. I woke up once with an asthma attack and took a hit of my emergency inhaler. Then I had the oddest dreams about a giant bull chasing me through my old college campus. Maybe it’s because my son and I are both bull-headed Tauruses? JK

Now it’s time to try out the camper’s tiny airplane-like shower. I’m sure with lack of anything else to do, I will blog again this holiday.


“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods


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