Friday was the start of our two week road trip out to Montana and back. Friday night we spent in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at Indian Lake State Park.
Indian Lake State Park is one of my favorite places to camp. We have lots of wonderful memories of camping there with our little family of three. Our pop-up is long gone but we have a very nice 5 person tent now.
Friday night was my first night in a tent in a very long time. We made sure we bought really good air mattresses before this trip, so I wasn't too worried about the sleeping part. Although I did not sleep worth a toot that first night. Thanks to the fact that it was windy so every zipper on the tent rattled and it seemed I had to go to the bathroom every two hours. It is a lot of work to get out of the tent in the middle of the night, find your sandals to wear, not trip over any of the guylines in the dark, and wander up to the bathroom in your pajamas. I would never wander down my street at home in my pajamas so I am not sure what makes it acceptable in a campground. Except the fact that I will never see these people again, unlike my neighbors who I will see many times.
Needless to say I was a little bit sleepy on Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday we spent in Bayfield, WI near Apostle Island National Lakeshore. We stayed at a private campground there. I slept much better both those nights, but I would like to know why private campgrounds always put tenters in the most wooded area of the park, the people who are the least able to defend themselves against mosquitoes.
Tonight we are in a very nice mosquitoe free hotel, where I only have to walk 15 feet to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night and nobody will see me in my pajamas.
The hotel was planned. I am no dummy, three nights of tenting, three nights of hotel, then two nights of tenting and two nights at a historic lodge at Glacier National Park and then two nights tenting again. This way Glen and I are both happy, which is exactly what marriage is about - compromise.