Thursday, June 10, 2010

Things To Do When Camping In The Rain

Anyone who has spent time in the great outdoors knows that sunshine and blue skies aren't always on tap.  Some mornings you wake up to find that liquid sunshine is the order of the day.  (As illustrated here in a photo of a TSG visit to Yellowstone National Park)

In such cases, it's good to remember a couple of things. One, you have to make do with whatever weather you've got.  And two (and this is debatable, IMHO): there's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.

Also, it helps to have a little bit of creative imagination to turn your rainy day into a photo op. Sometimes those raindrops can help you see the world in a whole different way...

In this particular instance, TSG decided to hang out in the back of the 4Runner for awhile, and shoot pictures looking up through the moonroof.


parm said...

Hmmm. Yes, I would have to agree - a 4Runner IS "appropriate clothing" for a rainy day.

Nice rain drops. Frankly, almost anything, up close, gets more interesting.

Willard Biscuit said...

re: 4Runner as appropriate clothing...

I must admit, as time goes by, I miss my 4Runner(s) more and more every day. Not that I haven't enjoyed tooling around in the Mazda3; it's fun to drive and gets good gas mileage. But I can't sleep in the back, and unpaved roads --indeed, any surface that requires more than 5 inches of ground clearance--are off limits to my little blue car.

Automotive hindsight being 20/20, I shouldn't have spent $$$$ to put a "refurbished" engine in my '98 4Runner. (Either that, or I should have picked a different mechanic.) That money would have been much better spent on a down payment on a new one.

Who knows, there may be another 4Runner in my driving future. I wonder if Toyota will ever develop a hybrid version...and will they please make one in British Racing Green? (Oh, okay, I'll settle for forest green...)

TSG said...

NOTE: This entry was posted before the campground flooding in Arkansas became headline news. Rather a dark coincidence, and doubly strange because we had intended a dissertation on an entirely different topic, but changed our mind at the last moment.

Parm said...

That Arkansas rain/flood was horrendous. Many of the victims seem to have been from a same extended family. Man.

Perhaps one should always go camping with a kayak attached to the top of one's 4Runner, hmmm?