Playing with Fire

Look! Fire!

T-minus five days and counting. We have the tent. We now have a lantern. We also have s’more supplies. That pretty much covers it, don’t you think?

For those of you who wonder why we become pessimistic when it comes to planning family getaways, I present you with the Griswold Family Vacation Disasters (A History).

We haven’t failed until we give up, right? Somebody tell me I’m right. Given our history, you would think we would just let it go and chalk it up to one of those things we’re just not good at, but no, not us – we keep trying.

We’re looking forward to the weekend, as the weather is supposed to be practically perfect. I’ve got a substitute for my Sunday School class. We’re not taking any computers or other work. It’s just going to be the six of us, communing with nature for two-and-a-half days. It’s going to be glorious.

I’m totally setting us up here, you realize this. I’m sure there will be some story to tell next Sunday. I’m hoping it is how we all caught up on three years’ worth of lost sleep and made up for a lifetime of relational struggle by skipping through the woods arm in arm singing “Kum Ba Ya” together. I’m hoping it isn’t how we caught our tent on fire with our propane Coleman lantern.


5 thoughts on “Playing with Fire

  1. Chelsea says:

    It’ll be great. All you need is water, matches, some kind of food, and lots of Benadryl. And a guitar. You’ve got all the bases covered.
    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the perfect Dunham family vacation involves five girls going without electricity? That just goes against all nature.


  2. martha10 says:

    this just goes to show that deep down you are truly optimistic:) hopefully there won’t be any rain/snow:) maybe this will be the thing for you–camping! enjoy. m
    ps. i did have to laugh that you were going to go w/o the computers. that is something i NEVER would think to take on a camping trip:) m


  3. Luke Holzmann says:

    I had no idea things could get so bad [smile]. But, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I was a blissfully ignorant child. We probably had our share of crazy mishaps, but I just didn’t even notice.
    …or I blocked them from my mind. Have a great trip!


  4. Jamie says:

    Good luck — you’ll need it. 😉
    Truthfully, I’m impressed by your perseverance. I would have called the whole thing off upon discovering the cat. I’d also still be shuddering involuntarily.


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