Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The People You Meet When You Take Up Girl Camping
We'll let you in on a little secret.
When you first get bitten by the camping bug, it seems to be all about finding a cute vintage trailer, fixing it up, and taking it out on the road to some interesting places.
This phase can take a while. There are only so many old trailers out there, and a smaller number of those worth saving, so there's much looking, waiting, deciding, and dreaming to be done before that first (apprehensive?) trip gets taken.
But then--Katie, bar the door!--you do venture out, trailer in tow, and you find out what really makes the Girl Camping hobby fly.
It's the GIRLS themselves.
They're from all walks of life. They're funny and fun. They share your creative streak, in ways that will amuse and inspire you. Waistlines and wrinkles don't matter. They have a zany side that liberates your inner goofball. They share your yen for independence (and for garage sales!).
They see you pull up with a trailer in tow, and just assume that you're going to be another new best friend. They help you park, pour you a drink, and ask to hear your story.
And before you know it, your level of vitamin G (for girlfriendism!) is the highest it's been since...when?
Do you see yourself in the photo--for real, or for your future? Leave us a 'yes,' and we'll count you as in!