Here it is the end of July and I haven’t gone camping yet. The kids and I will next week.
Sometimes I think I could live in a tent.
In the early 90s I traveled to a lot of small airports around the country to skydive. I never had money, but there was always somewhere to pitch my tent. There were usually water and electric hookups too.
I’d be snug in my sleeping bag with an electric blanket on an air mattress in the middle of
My friend Benet and I used to go camping so he could spend quality time with his blond lab Mel. I tried sleeping in my hammock on one of these trips. It rained but I stretched a tarp over a rope for protection. I remember reading about Simon Bolivar when he was first traveling through the jungles of
In the early 80s my girlfriend Pam and I spent a week camping just before she would leave forever to join a theater group in
My friend Sharon, her daughter, her ex, Dominic and I went camping once. We went to
I was a vegetarian even back in the 80s.
In the early 90s I was practicing formations on creepers in a parking lot in
I remember the four of us looking into each other’s eyes as we practiced. My friend Laura told me to hold still as she took her fingernail and picked a piece of spinach from my teeth. You have to be a real friend to do something like that. Jumpers get incredibly personal with each other. A lot of social barriers seem pretty petty.
All of a sudden Muffy pointed up. “Reserve, reserve!” she shouted. We stopped what we were doing and watched what looked like a cut away main canopy float to the ground. We ran out to the middle of a corn field to retrieve my tent. I hadn’t staked it down yet when I set up camp. A strong gust of wind took it way up into the sky.
When I first began to camp as an adult my girlfriend Joanie and I bought a 2 person tent. We left the Broadway Oyster Bar around after our shift and drove down to the
First pic is at Mike Mullin’s dropzone in the middle of