For as long as Bossy can remember, which granted stretches back to just prior to breakfast, the Bossy family has been vacationing in a campground. Take the past ten years. Please. For the past ten years the Bossy family has set up shop in a state park in the middle of nowhere Vermont, where shop equals they don’t shop because see part about the middle of nowhere.
But before Bossy tells you more about camping, she wants to tell you
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Camping. Although it’s amazing to sleep outside for ten days, there are many hardships involved with camping, such as sleeping outside for ten days. A camping vacation is anything but relaxing by most vacation standards.
As an example, the above photo depicts the fresh fish that is frequently on the Bossy camping menu. Camping and camping food is all about back to basics, where basic refers to rising before dawn, renting the boat, buying the fishing license, sitting in the wake of speed boats for hour after hour as the sun bakes the top of your head in a nice sauce of sunblock — and then there’s the cleaning of the fish and the fetching of the campfire wood and the water necessary to cook the rest of the dinner, followed by the grilling and the inevitable scrubbing of the stack of dishes utilizing one drop of Campsuds. Ah, basics.
With a scenario like this year after year — and returning home more exhausted than when she left, but in a good, sleepless way — one would think Bossy’s idea of the ultimate family vacation would be something like this:
But ultimately the ultimate Bossy family vacation would involve renting a house or apartment somewhere inspiring so the Bossy family could assimilate into the environment completely.
Interestingly enough, renting a house or an apartment abroad is not that relaxing either since there’s no maid service or other hotel advantages — and assimilating into the environment often translates to mean food shopping and cooking.
But Bossy realizes she is happiest on vacation when she can pretend like she lives in that place. Even if that isn’t always the most restful. On the other hand that Belize spa sure seems nice!
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