I have no choice but to come out of the closet now!
I had wanted to write a little something about me on
Friday when I had my 500th post celebration.
And now it seems I really must come out of the closet...
especially since a new Moda Designer, Mary Jane Butler of
Mary Jane's Farm was at Market to reveal a new line of fabric:
Glamping. (see top left photo borrowed from Pam Buda)
I found Mary Jane when her magazine was just randomly published...
I think she was the original "farm chick" back then.
But I am here to claim the title of original "glamper".
I went to Yosemite over 30 years ago.
I have mentioned before that I gone to see the National Park for the day,
and then ended up staying.
I had only ever actually camped as a child with my grand parents in Oregon.
They had one of those sweet canned ham trailers. I loved it.
As I grew up, the only "camping" my family did was to rent a house in the
mountains... bring the dog, the TV, fondue pot etc.
So, in Yosemite, my living quarters was one of these tents.
I bought a flash light, a travel alarm clock
(because I would need to get to work on time)
and a sleeping bag. My family mailed my clothes to me.
I never left my new home (and job).
Working in Yosemite was much like
a cross between M.A.S.H. and the movie Dirty Dancing.
A small town of kids from all over the U.S.
I was probably the only one there that wore make-up, and it
wasn't long at all before a heated water bed was in that tent!
I had one electrical outlet at the top of the tent where there was a light bulb.
I unplugged the water bed for a short time in the
mornings in order to plug in my blow dryer and alternate with my curling iron!
You know I got kidded a lot back then and
I could never had shared that until now.
I am so excited that camping has been transformed!
And I am so glad that I can come out of the closet with my little
secret! Because my idea of retirement is to return to glamping
and maybe even return to the "canned ham" and enjoy
the camping and fishing like Sisters on the Fly!
Although... I don't like to catch fish. Ewww.