It requires driving or, worse yet, hiking into nowhere.
It often means carrying one's bed on one's back. please.
It means no running water of the blessed indoor-kind, which, of course, means no toilet.
It means no TV.
It means bedtime comes at about 6:30 - see above - (not bad for kids, but not for me.)
And, as if that were not enough unpleasantness, it means NO POWER. AT ALL.
The Chang family would be living the camping life if it were not for the fabulous good fortune that they live near US (refer to blog title), and we did NOT lose power. Especially sweet, since we have very effective air-conditioners and it has been close to or over 100 degrees since the storm.
Last Friday, Virginia withstood a derecho. Now who knew what that was? Be honest. You've never heard of it. To quote Wikipedia, it is a wide-spread, long-lived, straight-lined windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms. It wreaked havoc on the mid-Atlantic states, leaving well over a million homes with NO POWER.
>>Erin and Dean lost power. Caroline and Pei lost power. So that meant . . .
. . .YIPEE! We got to have a huge sleepover! The entire fam-damily (except for Brian, who was back in the safety of Chicago) moved in and slept over Saturday night! I had no idea just how close a family could be! The Maupins got power back on Sunday, but the Chang Gang is still here (it's Thursday)! Which brings me to the point of this post:
This is what 2 1/2-year old Avery does while "camping" at Poppy and Gee's house;
Please note that the iPad is PLUGGED IN!