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It’s the outdoors. I need them. Which is why I’ve camped multiple times with the kids these last several summers even when Troy couldn’t come. I’ve lasted a night on a leaky air mattress with Silas and noted with crushed hips that only one of us was still off the ground by morning. I’ve packed coolers, […]

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Urban Camping–Alder Lake

You know. You learn a lot about yourself when you camp. Something about limits. Like how tired…how little sleep…how much your back can hurt…how utterly useless the few bushes are between you and your neighbor…how many smoking sticks can be waved in the air before the words that come out are terse. And angry. And then […]

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Camping Finale

Every woman who’s ever tent-camped with children knows this. Maybe even a few fellas. Which is why all you have to say in that kind of company is, “I just got back from camping.” And with a single empathetic nod or a hand to your shoulder, they get it. They get why you’re still wearing […]

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Lake Wenatchee…in a Tent

Nine years ago my husband and I attempted to sleep in this tent. Once. And it was fine. I mean it wasn’t. I mean the tent was fine. It’s just that the lack of an air mattress between us and the ground left a literal damper on every joint we owned. And the memory didn’t […]

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