I love my seventeen year old motor-home. There, I said it.
Say whatever you want about me. Call me a redneck. I don’t care because I love my RV. At night when I’m in it, all snuggled in the bed, I think, “This, right here, is my happy place.”
OK…so maybe I’m a little defensive about my attachment to our motor-home, but yesterday I had a revelation that some people might find the idea of camping to be revolting. This newfound enlightenment came in the most likely of places…while folding clothes and watching sitcoms, of course.
I happened to catch a snippet of an episode of The King of Queens. It was the one where Doug wants to rent an RV for his vacation with Carrie. As you can imagine, she is way too sophisticated for such a trip. While she’s going on this rant about why spending a week in Doug’s tenement on wheels would be her own personal hell, I wondered, “Is that how most people see RVing?”
This was news to me. I figured whenever I talked about camping everyone was extremely jealous of me, but maybe I’ve been wrong all this time. Perhaps I’m lowbrow, and I didn’t even know it. After all, if I had to choose between a cross-country camping trip or Paris, I’m going with Doug. I would choose the RV in a heartbeat. (DISCLAIMER: I’ve done both. I’ve traveled to Paris and camped all over our great country. So this is an informed decision.)
Why go to the Louvre when you can experience the greatest artwork in nature all around you? And who needs croissants when you can have smores made with Nutella? I don’t know, maybe I’m alone in all this. I’m just a simple girl with simple tastes…but right or wrong, I’m afraid I might be raising my kids to feel the same.
You think they would chose touring Notre Dame over fishing…
…or playing in the mud with new friends?
Not that I’m against taking my kids to Paris one day. I hope to travel the world with them, but I might just wait until they’re older… like when Roark no longer wants to collect souvenir rocks.…or is perfectly content riding this kind of train instead of the Chunnel.For now, we are all perfectly happy to just go camping in the woods with the deer and squirrels. I am curious to know if I am the only girl out there that feels this way. Are most people like Carrie Heffernan? Or are you with me and Doug on this?