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  Camping Out Tonight
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, June 26, 2010
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“What I like about camping is you can get really dirty.


Either you're all by yourself, so no one else sees you,


Or everyone you're with is just as dirty as you are,


So nobody cares.”


 


An Anonymous Former Boy Scout


 


Music:  A Whole New World


 


As The Great American Backyard Campout now approaches


I’ve now been busy, gathering my treasured old camping gear


And each camping item that I fondly find in my storage shed


Brings memories of so many camping trips, through the years


 


I soon recall my very first camping trip, with the Cub Scouts


As a Big City kid, it was my introduction to nature’s paradise


I met many other city kids just as interested in nature as I was


We all sat around the blazing campfire, so magical, in our eyes


 


I soon progressed to the Boy Scouts, and many marvelous trips


With their interstate Camping Jamborees, in our national parks


And no matter how many trips I went on, I always wanted more


And no matter how old that I got, I loved every campfire, at dark


 


After I outgrew Scouting, I soon began going camping, on my own


To national parks, remote wild lakes, and sandy dunes, at the seashore


My love of camping was now inherently entrenched in my heart and soul


At the end of each and every camping trip, I still always yearned for more


 


I also quickly discovered that my canines were great camping partners


They never cared how dirty we got, or how simple camp meals might be


They, too, always delighted, in sleeping out under the stars, by a campfire


No matter where we wandered to camp, they, like me, were filled with glee


 


My spouse, however, even though she’s a Native American, is now spoiled


She craves fancy resorts, heated swimming pools, and indoor toilet facilities


But she does look forward to the annual Great American Backyard Campout


This evening, she’ll be joining me and the dogs, under our old backyard tree


 


Why not join thousands of Americans getting back to nature,


For The Great American Backyard Campout, which is today;


Introduce your kids and/or grandkids, to a whole new world,


Who knows, they just might thank you for it, one future day.


 


 


©2010, Old Camping Enthusiast Mr. Ed


 


 


 

 
The Great American Backyard Campout


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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/28/2010
Awesome! Camping and getting close to nature is truly wonderful. Sounds like you had lots of fun in your backyard campout!

Anna
Reviewed by Andy Turner 6/27/2010
Such amazing freedom. Enjoy.
Our country is too uptight. Can't light fires, nor camp outside alloted camping sites, in the main. Due to most land being owned by the few.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/27/2010
As far as I'm concerned bro pee weeeeee,you're still a boy scout! And a darn good one;-) That's cause you just love gettin down and dirty, heehee...

love,
Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/27/2010
Great idea Ed,,,I read statistics that if one does not fish when they are young they most likely never will..so it is great to introduce them~ My Dad took us camping all the time..can you imagine 8 kids...lol it was FUN, the best memories ever~
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/27/2010
I grew up camping, too, and I love it. Been some time since I've gone, but this poem makes me want to go. I was a Tagalong with the Scouts cuz my father was a pack leader & my mother their nurse, so I went to a lot of outdoor events, too. I guess the love for it hits early! Great poem.
Sheila
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/27/2010
After a trip to the Beach Shack, Fred and I have the Firpit lit up almost every night the weather permits. It is so relaxing and soothing, espically with a bottle of Fred's homemade wine. Great write Ed.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/27/2010
Get my allergies out of the way and I am a game!!!

Georg

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/27/2010
Beautiful images, Ed.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/26/2010
Wonderful work, Ed; well done! If it were not for the bugs or the dirt, I'd probably enjoy camping! LOL

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Have a great time and stay safe! :)
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 6/26/2010
Wish I was camping out tonight! It will have to be next week. I love camping! Have fun!

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/26/2010
A fine sharing and suggestion, Ed; also a lovely awakening of memories. Thank you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/26/2010
Camping is just plain old fun...to me. Eileen? Well she prefers her creature comforts. Patrick
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/26/2010
Give Mother nature a rest Ed, listen to princess, after all the natives know all about camping, she's most likely trying to save her being trampled on by these ones a year hooligans ha.
Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 6/26/2010
And you paint such a wonderful picture of those memories.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/26/2010
Ed,

Nothing better than the great outdoors! (except Yuma in summer)

Mary
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/26/2010
One of my favorite things in summer, sitting around a campfire, eating burnt marshmallows, playing campfire songs and snuggling up in a sleeping bag for the night under the stars....
fee
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/26/2010
Ed, I have nothing against camping, but my idea of 'roughing' it, is staying at a Motel 6.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/26/2010
enjoy!!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/26/2010
Hey, I camp every night of the year as I live in a CAMPground...hehe...e

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