Saturday, June 7, 2014
Saturday. This is what I read on Yahoo’s front page this morning and here’s what I’m thinking. Kathy, since I know you do camp, this is for you and B. It is called “Glamping” So I clicked on it to find that it is – “A phenomenon called “glamping” has been overtaking the world for people who want to experience the outdoors but don’t want to deal with bugs, tents, and sleeping bags. Glamping, a combination of “glamorous” and “camping,” lets people enjoy the experience of camping without abandoning modern conveniences.” Hmm. Aren’t bugs, tents, no conveniences and sleeping bags what camping is all about? Glamping is just a fancy tent with electricity and a hot plate. You could just stay at home for that and run one of those orange electrical cords from the house to a tent in the back yard. I am certainly no expert in camping, although I do have some good camping stores from days gone by, but this just sounds stupid. Of course I consider camping to be a motel in Canton (or Athens) Texas with no coffee maker. I wonder if the high school state fishing tournament would consider glamping when the members spend a couple of days to prefish sites. If one camps or glamps during a school event, what is the per diem? Perhaps, glamping would attract more females to fishing, but then again, I do not fish so I do not know. However, I am not really seeing a glamping spot in deep East Texas where banjo music plays nightly among the tall girls and virgin pines. K & B, let me know if you switch to glamping. Go Tech!