Tuesday, May 21, 2013


My parents had a strict no dog, no gun, no camping policy. None, Nada, Nein, Nyet, No Way!  

“Camping: nature's way of promoting the motel industry.”  ~Dave Barry

My dad was so opposed to roughing it he did not own a pair of jeans. When we went on a trip to the sand dunes, he came up a little late from work and rode the four wheelers in slacks and a jacket. (I think he did take off his tie.) 

Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping? ~ Jessica Simpson

When we went on a trip to Lake Powell, he used his pocket knife to cut the legs off of one of his more attractive red, plaid, polyester slacks so he could water ski. (Like parents aren’t embarrassing enough under normal circumstances!)

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~Sir Rannulph Fiennes

The most extreme I remember my parents getting was renting a mobile home to go to an extended family reunion at Hole in the Rock, Utah.  And yes indeed, there was a big old rock and a big old hole and one teeny tiny bathroom for 8 people and whoever else asked for a turn.

“Once you bring something with wheels that’s enclosed, you’re no longer camping.  You’re parking.”  ~ Jase from Duck Dynasty

You can clearly recognize the seeds to my prejudicial view of anything rocky, muddy, sandy or on a sharp incline.

“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” ~Steven Wright

Enter Glamping! 

Glamping, is a combination of Rockabilly, vintage travel trailer, pre WWI safari and the shabby chic mix of decadence with outdoors. 

“When using a public campground, a tuba placed on your picnic table will keep the campsites on either side vacant.”  ~Author Unknown

One of the original Glamping girls is the owner of Mary Jane Farm’s Outdoor Bed and Breakfast. 

“It always rains on tents.  Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”  ~Dave Barry

Wow! I might even put up with rain, privy, insects and dirt for a stay in these accommodations!  

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