Not Quite Camping

     I just recently returned from one of the far-flung camps in our area of operations.  It was one of those places where you couldn’t drink the water without boiling it first (not even to brush your teeth).  Pretty much all the food was fried, even the vegetables (and sometimes even the fruit).  The mango smoothies and the fried bananas were pretty tasty, but the only other snacks around were whatever our families sent to us, with the exception of some knockoff Nabisco cookies.  There was a local version of lemonade that tasted really good (not too much sugar), and all tea there was sweetened (helped prevent me from missing Texas). 

     Even though water wasn’t scarce, the plumbing wasn’t quite as good as most Koa campgrounds, so it was Navy-style showers, which wasn’t too bad.  The toilets weren’t the ‘flushable’ variety, though, so you had to fill a bucket with water and dump it in order to effect a flush. 

     The food there ensured you’d get familiar with the flushing process. 

     Hand sanitizer, while not really abundant, was fortunately available in places where soap was not. 

     If you like sun, surf, insurgents, fish, and mangos, this is the place for you!

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2 Responses to Not Quite Camping

  1. Anne says:

    Thanks for being there. Except for the insurgents, plumbing and food, it sounds peachy. Or maybe I should say “mango-y.”

  2. Chris Penningroth says:

    Mango-y! That’s great! Thanks, Anne! I’m happy to be here. Welcome to Weltanschauung!

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