As you all know, Geoff and I spent a lovely August long weekend in Nanton. What he didn't mention was that "we" did this we (me) having a newly-sprained ankle!
I have to say, Geoff did a fantastic job of taking care of me! He made sure that I was comfortable, improvised something to rest my foot on, helped me maneuver around the trailer (we did the shuffle-two-step) - he was amazing! You definitely earned some major brownie points, Geoff! (632, at last count, was it? lol)
This was my first real experience in a trailer, or, at least, as an adult!
I grew up with my father being the local Scout Master, so, we ended up doing a lot of camping when I was a child. This ranged from honest-to-goodness tenting to spending summer vacations in a trailer, then later a cottage.
My first memory as a child was actually in our trailer when I was 4 years old, but I have been camping since I was 6 months old!
Even when we got our cottage, I slept outside in the tent as often as I could get away with it. Just a few years ago, I bought a tent and accessories, and went camping (in a campground) with friends. So, I am no stranger to camping, and "roughing it" for a weekend.
This time, though, was a little different. This time, I was looking at it as not just a weekend adventure, but, looking at how it would work, longer-term.
Some things were easy. It was easy to get back into the routine of heating water in a kettle to do the dishes. The small space forces you to be a bit neater, and put things away. I even managed to squeeze into the shower!
Where I can see some challenges, though, are during the colder months, when you have limited access to water, because it's all frozen. As many middle-aged women can attest, once the cold air hits you in the middle of the night, you need to make a bee-line to the bathroom! Need I say more?
My profession (massage therapist) also requires a high level of cleanliness. Can that be achieved with no running water? Gym memberships (for shower access) are an added cost, as well as the necessary running around to get to one. With two locations that I work from (at opposite ends of the city), it becomes a valid issue.
So, the debate continues! In the meantime, we did manage to hobble around the Airplane Museum, and it was a very peaceful weekend, watching the hawk/eagle. Definitely something I would do again!
Come join us in reaching for the future, and getting off of the hamster wheel!