Hi Chris!!! I'm so glad to see you!! I haven't been around too much lately, but I still miss you all too.
And, you know what? I started my "camping" trip out in the woods over 30 years ago when I married Herman in 1975. LOL I HATED it way out there in the country when we first married. His uncle had some cows that grazed in the pasture right behind our house. Every night I would wake Herman up telling him I heard a woman screaming. He said the cows were mooing, but they sure didn't sound like moo's to me! LOL I got used to it, though. But, I still hated living out of the city. And, I worked in town then, too, every day.....about 20 or 25 miles away.
It still wan't Pensacola, though, and I hated going home so far out there. I just wasn't used to not being able to go to the store up the street or around the block when I wanted to! And, it was so quiet!! I could hear every noise when I was trying to sleep...like crickets and frogs and stuff. I missed the sounds of trafic and city noises.
Then one day, I decided to go down to the little lake his uncle had behind our house. I had fished some in my life, but this was so different. I began to like it so much that I would go fishing every day that I had off work. It was so much fun. I could walk all around the lake. Then one of his son's was going to "improve" the lake and messed it up. I couldn't walk all the way around it then and it wasn't as much fun, so I quit going down there to fish. I don't live over there any more, and there isn't a lake behind our house here, so I don't go fishing so much now. But I can understanding your loving the "camping out". I still live out in the country, though it's not as quiet over here as it was over there where we lived. It's still about 10 or 15 miles from the closest town and there aren't any stores within walking distance either.
Oh, it would be fun if we could all meet somewhere like that, wouldn't it? And I love that you and Nancy were talking about Joey. I mentioned him in the reply to yours and Nancy's duet. LOL
With love and hugs,