Saturday, July 12, 2008

Packing List

Today is vacation day. We are headed to a hunt camp cabin resort in the Ottawa Valley. We have been staying in the same cabin, at the same resort, the same week in July every year for nine years. Andrew’s family has been going for almost sixty years. Of the eighteen or so cabins, our extended family now occupies five of them. It is the best week of my entire year. People think I am nuts when I say that. Then I tell them I don’t have to cook.

The family who owns the resort prepares farm-fresh meals three times a day. There is nothing for us to do except sweep the cabin, drain the cooler, apply sunscreen, and wait for the dining room bell.

Here are my Top 10 Luxury Items for the week:
  1. A case of Smirnoff Ice
  2. No more, and certainly no less, than one can of low-fat Pringles
  3. An empty make-up bag. Who needs anything more than lip balm at a cabin?
  4. Trashy celebrity magazines
  5. My beading kit
  6. Dental floss
  7. Our His & Hers ultra plush white terry bathrobe, under which I am completely naked as I walk to the public showers.
  8. Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Oil
  9. Something new. This year, a cool colourful pair of madras shorts.
  10. My down pillow, to be misted nightly with lavender linen water.
As you may have guessed — because you’re so clever — I won’t be blogging this week. I’ll be observing, and continually inspired, while I’m gone, and promise to make up for lost time when I return.

Enjoy your week!

1 comment:

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