Thursday, May 31, 2012

Extreme RVing

School is almost out, summer is just a short 21 days away and many of us are planning our vacation get-aways.

Camping is always a popular adventure for families of all sizes and socio-economic statuses. Some enjoy the true 'roughing it' aspect of camping and being one with nature: sleeping in tents on the ground while grizzly bears rumble around outside your tent trying to break into the ice chest for your Coors Light.

 Gimme your beer and no one gets hurt.
Bears love a good brewski.

Others prefer to camp in a more 'civilized manner' a la Recreational Vehicle: running water, real beds, a kitchen and sans the close proximity of drunken bears.

Yet, I'm not quite sure where on the camping spectrum this falls into:

Note the porch swing UNDER the 5th wheel. 

I feel a remake of the Robin Williams classic film, RV, coming on.  Robin plays Bob Munro, a middle class father who decides to nix his dysfunctional family's Hawaiian vacation and instead rents an RV for a road trip that goes oh-so-wrong.

Father (Robin Williams): Welcome aboard everybody. Before we embark, I think we should give this beauty a name. Suggestions?
Daughter: The Big Turd.
Son: The Big Rolling Turd.
Bob Munro: In that spirit, we set forth.

In that spirit, go forth and vacation everyone.