We should all huddle together

My husband, Doug, prefers to go camping during the winter.  Every chance he gets, he packs up his tent and camping gear and heads off on a camping trip.  He’s glad to sleep on the ground, cooking over an open flame and bathing in a cold stream. Doug would really prefer me to join in on these adventure camping trips.  I like to have access to new modern amenities. I prefer the ability to flush the toilet, shower in sizzling water, and microwave my dinner. My main priority is temperature control and comfort.  I want to be able to adjust the thermostat and combat the outside weather. When Doug insisted I go camping with him, I insisted accommodations with a thermostat was a must. There was no way I was going to live in a flimsy tent for a week, at the mercy of the outside elements.  The two of us rented a chalet in the deep woods, right beside a really gorgeous stream. The two of us went camping at the end of November for the viewing pleasure of the gorgeous colors of the fall leaves. Because of cold hot and cold temperatures and the likelihood of snow, Doug assured me that a heating system was included.  After a really long and cold hike, we arrived at the chalet, and I immediately started searching for the thermostat. Instead, I found a wood burning fireplace. Rather than simply turn a dial for heat, we were required to split logs, and haul them back to the chalet. The logs were dirty, wet and full of crawling bugs, which created a huge mess.  It took forever to get the fire started, and the chalet filled with dark smoke and fumes. To keep warm, we needed to huddle right up close to the fire place. From now on, I will be spending my getaways at a resort that includes a new Heating and Air Conditioning program and room service.

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