Glamping

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right, I hope you had the time of your life.” ~ Green Day

We spent the long weekend “glamping” in the Finger Lakes area.  Here’s the low down for you (and you only) on the good, the bad, and the ugly.

THE GOOD

Awesome spacious tent on stilts with an oh so comfy bed and luxurious sheets that kept us toasty at night

Reading with lantern light (no electricity in the tent) – so quaint!

No electricity = no wifi (yay!!)

Waking up to the noisy tunes of various different chirping birds

Toasting marshmallows and making s’mores at the fire pit

Playing bocce ball with N and the munchkins at night (while periodically warming up at the fire pit)

Great food in Ithaca – awesome dinners at Hawi Ethiopian and Istanbul, and a super yummy sunday brunch at the Carriage House Cafe

Ziplining, mountain coastering, and climbing through aerial obstacle course at the Green Peak Adventure Center

Lovely rolling hills and lakes in the scenic Finger Lakes area

Deep and meaningful quotes posted all over the glass walls at the Corning Glass Museum

THE BAD

Getting rained out for half a day (which is a lot during a weekend mini-trip)

Not having enough time to explore Buttermilk Falls or Watkins Glen

Overpriced dinner plate sets and pyrex glassware (which I lusted after but did not buy) at the Corning Glass Museum gift store

Exclaiming “f&*^ing s&^t” in my head (in full, of course) while trying hard not to fall off aerial obstacle course over a stream (while little A somehow seemed to be sailing through in front of me)

Rubbish Indian buffet at the Moghul restaurant in Binghamton (cannot match NJ for desi food, I say!)

THE UGLY

Hands down, the porta potty at the camp.  Having to walk a couple of minutes to the porta potty at 2:30 am was bad enough without having to contend with a weak flush and (what appeared to be) pre-cleaning time (super ugh!).  My life improved greatly after learning the next morning that we could use the facilities at the attached sister resort.

Have always wondered about camping.  Now we know.  Learnt quite a few things about camping (and ourselves) over the weekend.  A friend of mine said something to me a long time ago (that sounded materialistic then, but seems realistic now) – “I am used to certain comforts in life, and I have no intention of going without them if I can help it.”  Amen! 🙂

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