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Re^2: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:

by blue_cowdawg (Prior)
on Nov 10, 2005 at 16:29 UTC ( #507444=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
in thread A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:

      I've teenaged daughters. If there isn't a mall there, it would be a vacation for me except for all the whinging about "I'm bored".

I can so relate to that. I made the mistake of taking my wife, son and daughter camping for our vacation one year. I'm talking real camping, in a tent, with sleeping bags, campfire and the whole nine. This was up in Maine on Lake Damariscotta. Keep in mind that while some folks get to pay really good money for the privelege of camping up there, since we were staying on my cousin's property we got to stay for free.

The first morning we were there, my wife got up and was all set to wash her face, wash her hair, etc. etc. The normal things a woman does when she gets up in the morning when staying in a five star hotel. She asks me "where do I wash my face?" I point to the lake and she gets a horrified look on her face.

The list of complaints also included:

  • Where do I plug in my hair curler iron and dryer? (my daughter)
  • When do the bugs all stop making noise?
  • Where's the mall?
  • I can't stand smelling like bug repelant.
And on it went all week. So, now camping consists of a 27 foot long RV trailer.


Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg


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Re^3: A PerlMonk's favorite vacation destination:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Nov 12, 2005 at 04:51 UTC

    Surely, you are a braver man than I! Convincing my wife to go camping would be slightly more challenging than convincing Pres Bush to appoint Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court.

    emc

          Surely, you are a braver man than I! Convincing my wife to go camping

      In our "younger years" my wife was quite amicable to such activities. I think it is significant to note that the last time before the Maine incident she went camping (and quite happily I might add) was when she was 6 months pregnant with my elder child. That was in 1978.

      I'm convinced there is a correlation between her being a mother and her deciding camping is "icky."


      Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
      Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg

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