Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business." ~ Dave Barry

The magnet above sits on the front of my refrigerator - and no truer words were ever written.  When I was younger, my family camped every summer on Cape Cod.  I don't know that I hated camping then, but I knew that there were things that I didn't like about it. Sand in my sleeping bag, or rain that mixed with the sand in my sleeping bag.  How damp everything seemed - so clammy, or as we girls used to say, things had "the clams". Having to walk to the common bathroom - never my idea of fun.  I'm not a girly-girl, but I like my creature comforts, and my own bed and private bathroom rank right up there.

Now I know that there are people who absolutely love camping, and I'm not going to rain on their parade, but my roughing it days are long gone.  Recently however, I came across an article that could persuade me to consider not checking into the nearest hotel - this is "roughing it" Tracy style.

"Above: The tents sleep two in king-size beds or two twins. Laura Aviva of l'aviva home masterminded the linens: she cloaked the beds in crisp white cotton duck that echoes the tent fabric and is squared-off to fit crisply over the sheets and blankets. These slipcovers were designed to work well in a rugged setting and to provide a clean backdrop for l'aviva home's frazadas, vibrant traditional blankets handwoven in Bolivia. Frazadas were also repurposed as pillows backed with Belgian linen. Yes, the tents are electrified and have hot and cold running water."://
"Above: The bathrooms are shed-like structures within each tent. They're built from Zipsystem's weatherproof roofing and wall sheathing and are clad in corrugated tin with beadboard ceilings and slate floors. Each has twin vanities (with towel warmers), as well as six-foot-long, extra-deep bath tubs that double as showers."://
Yes - I could do this! For more information and pictures, visit Remodleista!  


  1. ... and how brutally the heat was in the tent after the cold night that made you crawl into the sleeping bag with two sweaters and woollen socks... brrrr.

    But these pictures! Yes, I understand. :)

  2. Now that's my kind of camping!

  3. Tracy,
    You are my kind of camper! Actually, perfect camping for me would be room service at the Carlyle.

    Carol in Tucson

  4. That's "Glamping"!
    So glad to hear you're willing to consider sand-free sleeping outdoors. :)

    1. I love that term! Mich more up my alley!

  5. I am with you Tracy, although I never camped as a girl. I need my afternoon bubble bath but this I could do. Glamping for me!!! Clarice