This weekend I'm off to test my rain-survival-skills yet again! You see, I'm cursed when it comes to camping and having good weather. For the past 3 years, and the 7 or 8 times I've gone camping, it has never, not rained. The very last time we went camping was the worst of them all. So bad, in fact, that we had to pack up our tents in the pouring rain and hightail our way out of there! Not only was our tent beginning to leak (that's another story), but the party tent we had set up was beginning to implode from all the collected rain water. And our poor dog... our poor dog.
(Metamora State Park, Michigan. Photo taken in 2008)
Hopefully this weekend is a different story. First off, it's just a guys weekend, so Haley won't be joining. We'll know for-sure if the rain follows Haley or me.
Secondly, my good friends on The Weather Channel are only giving us a 20% chance of rain on Friday, and a 40% chance on Saturday. That's the best percentages I've ever heard for a camping weekend!
Thirdly, we'll be drinking lots of beer so we might not even realize it's raining. Bring on the Guinness!
If there are any rain-rituals that you perform to ensure sunshine and warmth, please feel free to do them this weekend. We'll need all the support we can get. I'll end this post with a quote from the late, great, George Carlin.
“Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.”
Have a good weekend.