Super Urban Camping

I think the definition of Urban Camping refers to camping in your backyard or outside of a store before a new product comes out. Perhaps it even refers to when you were a little kid and built tents in your living room using every blanket in the house you could find.

Building a real tent, as an adult, in your living room is what I like to refer to as “Super Urban Camping”

It's been a while since I shaved my legs...just kidding...but not really

Ok, so obviously those aren’t my legs but that is how the tent started out.

Laid out the tent completely

 At this point I was ready to quit and was wishing I had one of those tents that you throw in the air and they just pop up and build themselves.

Ugh this tent is so heavy! Hurry take my picture while I hold it one handed.

 For real, the tent was kinda heavy when you had to hold it by yourself. Especially when it came time to bending the poles into the shape of the tent.

There's a tent in my living room!!!!

 But it worked and we successfully built our first tent…in the living room.

The real reason for building the tent was because of a white water rafting/camping trip in a couple weeks and just wanted to make sure we could build a tent and neither of us has been camping in at least 20 years. Also, there wasn’t much else to do on Friday night and I was a little tipsy after 1 margarita.

Now, is the real challenge….how do I get it back into that little bag so I can have my living room back!

Did you ever build tents with blankets when you were a kid? Where is your favorite camping spot?

P.S. Please excuse that corner of my living room. It is my messy corner. Also, excuse the fact that there is nothing on the walls because I moved in years ago and can’t decide what to hang up. Ignore the curtains, they came with the condo and although rather ugly they are good quality so I can’t get rid of them yet. Let’s also ignore that I am almost 30 but my condo looks like a college dorm. Don’t pick on the yellow walls, that was 100% the Manchild’s decision. The color is Buttercup Yellow and looks like the sun is always shining!

11 thoughts on “Super Urban Camping

  1. This entire post made me laugh, I love it! It sounds like an idea I would get, I get really nervous about new things, or doing something I haven’t done in awhile and need to practice. Thank goodness I am married to Macgyver or I would have been sleeping on a tarp this weekend while camping!

  2. The living room is my favorite camping spot. I am not an outdoorsy person and until recently, never thought tents had a floor. Camping for me is a cabin in the woods with electricity and running water 🙂

  3. I had to say Hello! I was messing around on the Active Ambassadors site and saw your name. We ran into each other all the time back in like 2007 during the Hermes Road Race Series. I’ve sorta drifted away from them and into trail running. What a small world. Glad to see you’re doing well and keeping happy!

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