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  •  My parents took us camping (8+ / 0-)

    a lot when we were kids. We were living in MT during most of the camping years, so Yellowstone, Glacier, and various state campgrounds featured in our trips. One time a major lightning/thunder/rainstorm hit and we all spent the cold, scary night in the station wagon (does anybody remember station wagons?). The next a.m. we drove to a mt. town (I think it was Red Lodge, but I'm not sure) and ate a huge, delicious breakfast with all the other refugees from the storm.

    Haven't camped since I was in my early 20s. When I say my parents took us, I should have said my father, because I'm pretty sure my mother wasn't as enamored of the outdoor life as he was. I think I take after her :)

    Hope you all have  a fine day. I'm getting my hair cut in about an hour - yippee!

    •  Morning carolanne. (8+ / 0-)

      Well, you camped in some beautiful places.

      Yay for getting your hair cut.  I'm getting mine cut Friday.

      I am a work in progress. Still.

      by broths on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:03:01 AM PDT

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      •  I need a trim. I don't do haircuts. (8+ / 0-)

        I will, eventually. My mother has finally stopped nagging me about being too old for hair down to the middle of my back. I look weird with short hair. Very weird.

        "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

        by BadKitties on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:07:14 AM PDT

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        •  My mom and one grandmother both whinged at (7+ / 0-)

          me for YEARS about my long hair. This was while grandma still HAD her long hair, too!

          I don't know, maybe they thought it looked too hippie-dippie? Not that I was a DFH, nowhere near! At least in grandma's case, she may have thought it looked old-fashioned? She never really said. I also don't remember Mama ever saying particularly what she didn't like; that at least may have been because she thought it was hard to take care of (not); I do know that when I was REALLY little, Daddy wanted my hair long and she told him, sure, fine, YOU do the shampooing and combing and fiddling! (And he did.)

          My grandma would haul me off for friends of hers to do home-perms and hacking on my summer visits; they were generally hideous.

          I don't think I've ever had shorter hair that wasn't either hugely unflattering or tons of work. I've always thought my hair was one of my better features and they were always trying to get me to get rid of it...

          Oh well. My DH also likes my hair long so I don't get any guff about it anymore, 8-) He even helps trim, and I'm going to try to get him to learn to braid, 8-), as my braids always end up off-center because of hauling them over my shoulder to finish in front where I can reach.

          "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

          by chimene on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 02:10:57 PM PDT

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          •  =) I'm not alone!! (3+ / 0-)
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            DH once told my mother that he married me for my hair! Lmao. It's been down to my waist during my marriage. I have to color it, of course, but so what.

            I do French braids by lying on the bed with my head hanging over the edge. Trick is to do it quickly before you get dizzy=)

            I can braid my hair in a single braid in the back by myself. Have no idea if it's crooked. Oops.  Fashion right now is a single long side braid =)

            "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

            by BadKitties on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:20:42 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, they were breathtakingly beautiful! (7+ / 0-)

        I loved and still love the scenery, the air, the quiet, etc. And absolutely nothing beat a fresh-caught trout dusted with cornmeal and pan-fried over a campfire! But even as a kid, I was always relieved to get home and sleep in a bed again :)

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