We use to Glamp. However, we got tired of getting up in the middle of the night because we heard the beginnings of a heavy down pour and rushing around trying to keep everything dry. Also, it took a bit of time to put everything out and then to pack it all up.
We love to see others "Glamp It Up" when we are at gatherings.
now hold on there bobalooee apparently I need a definitive definition of "Glamping" lol
Ive always been under the impression that GLAMPING was just glorified camping ..ie...1-close to washrooms and showers...2-not too far from civilization...3-close to a liqour store ...4-hanging out with likeminded loonies
I come from the 'car show-show n shine' world.....so GLAMPING would be the equivalant to packing your stantions and display to a field show?? ....(not that thats a bad thing)
keep in mind that Im fairly new to this...so NO judgement or sarcasm is intended
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2013 20:38:44 GMT -8 by therev: forgot a word :)
"remember when 'going on vacation' meant getting into the station wagon and driving somewhere?"
Hmm. Hamlet's people may have to rethink the glamping thing. We have thought of glamping as frou-frou, but if we look at even boondocking in the desert with Hamlet, what we do is absolutely the Ritz when compared to backpacking. Geez I hate it when someone challenges my "well thought out" opinions!
Mobiltec thanks for the video. That part of the country is such an extreme from my wood covered Tennessee hills. We traveled to Arizona and New Mexico last year and really enjoyed exploring that part of the country.
To me, it's anything functional. That could be anything from a bottle opener to a urinal hanging from the tree, or the trailer! Lot's of lighting, big fire and at least 3 different kinds of beer...
Hamlet's lady person can not imagine a circumstance that would cause her to define glamping as "a urinal hanging from a tree." I guess that's why sometimes guys just have to do things without the women in their lives.
Other than the flamingo and the Elvis chicken, I didn't see anything in there that I thought approached glamping... I don't think glamping is simply bringing more modern conveniences than you had tenting with the Boy Scouts in 1972. It's putting up velvet brocaded curtains and a chandelier. If Liberace decorated a camper, THAT would be glamping (to me, anyway).
I doubt I'll ever put anything in mine that would qualify as glamping (including tree urinals, isn't that what the tree is for?). I'm just not into busy decor, wild patterns or knicknacks. Describing something as "kitschy" or "campy" is a perfect reason not to buy it, lol.
Years ago, an old friend's girlfriend put a table in their very cramped mobile home, just to fill it with little white porcelain figurines of puppies and kittens and big-eyed hobo kids and crap. I shuddered every time I walked by it. A four-foot circle of floor space and a table, gone for nuthin'. My friend and I called them BB-gun targets.
And I have a hard time understanding bringing along a vintage radio that doesn't work (sorry, whoever that was). Why not just fix the radio? I'm just a dull guy, I guess.
'76 Shasta 2250 kept in a perpetual state of restoration. That way I don't have to buy any more campers
I brought a bug zapper just to see if we could run the solar power system down which we couldn't seem to do. Now folks... If you want to have some fun.... Take a bug zapper out into the forest or desert and hang it from a tree at night and light it up. It will look like some kind of invasion with all the incoming bugs from miles around being attracted by the zapper. Ours actually started to catch on fire there were so many big bugs stuck in it after a few minutes. We had to turn it off. A little too much for Glamping I think.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...