According to Casa de Ogre May is the Official Opening of Camping Season!!!
This is the Ogre's official take on this
Contrary to popular belief, Ogres do not enjoy the great outdoors. That may be why they are so grumpy. Or because it always rains on The Official Opening of Camping Weekend (which ever weekend we pick), and we have 3 Pigs. Pigs love rain, Ogres, not so much.
Where am I torturing, eh, taking my sweet Ogre? To the place my heart belongs. The place I fished without a hook. (It was for safety reasons. Pig 3 is currently using the same tackle.)
The place I learned to love hiking, fishing, swimming, rainbows, Abe Lincoln, time travel, walking trees, hobbits, and well fire, beer, breaking up with boys, The Great Under Toad and sunsets.
Do I want to share this with the Ogre? Hell yes! How do I tempt him there?
Ice Cream and Mini Cabins.
Yep, the House of Flavors!!
Pig's Dinner(pdf) since I was old enough to figure out it was a CHALLENGE!!! I do have 3 little Pigs...I may have to cave and be "one of those parents."
I've even had the Ogre send his resume there. Yes. I. Have. He is a Chemist. Hello. Ice Cream needs Quality Control too.
Mini Cabins. Tiny, but they have bunk beds. Beds are a requirement for das Ogre when camping. He's like the Princess and the Pea. Plus, hell, I don't know. It makes for a happier Ogre. Happier Ogre, is a less unhappy Ogre and that my friends is Golden! Trust me, I took him tent camping one October, and it well, snowed, and we were attacked by raccoons, and it was a bad scene. See, keep the Ogre happy=Golden.
But wait! Ogre's do love Ludington! Look! I recorded this perfect moment in time October 20th, 2006...
The Ogre and Meemaw got done with their Michigan State Grange committee work early and were able to enjoy the lovely town of Ludington. They went to dinner at the House of Flavors, although skipped ice cream (!!!???!!!) and then continued on to Nautical Yarn. I imagine them holding hands, skipping a singing showtunes, but that may not be the case.
Yep, the Ogre drove his Grandparents to Ludington for State Grange. The Ogre and Meemaw had a dinner date, and he took her to his favorite restaurant and then took her out to the yarn shop. She said he was the perfect gentleman. Ah, good times.
So, sometime soon, camping, raining, knitting, hiking, and well, general Snotty mayhem will be had. Don't fret, I will tidy up enough to make my way into Nautical Yarn.