I was thinking about this subject on Wednesday night when I went for a walk after dinner. It was just me because my husband was playing golf and it was too hot to drag my dog out for an extended period of time. So I am walking along minding my own business making sure I get 10,000 steps on my pedometer, and a bug flies into my eye. About 20 seconds later I jam a stick up my foot. And that is why I don’t go camping!
I don’t really like the outdoors unless it is on my own terms. I am definitely more of an indoor girl.
I don’t like heat and humidity combined, insect bites, itchy weeds, wet grass or mud, or peeing outside. I do like thunderstorms and pretty snowfalls, but I enjoy them more from the comfort of my own home while baking cookies or sipping hot chocolate.
I don’t like camping, but I do like S’mores!
Some things I do like to do outdoors:
Eat outside overlooking the water or at a sidewalk café or a picnic with cheese & wine and brownies (I had to throw in brownies!)
I like the beach
I like brunch & dinner cruises on boats
I like putting the top down on my convertible
I like sitting outside on a pleasant night sipping wine & looking at the stars
I love casually pedaling my bike around when the weather isn’t too sticky
As I have mentioned before, I adore fall and cooler weather with pretty trees & pumpkin patches and apple orchards
So basically maybe I like the outdoors, but on my own terms – 3 mimosa breakfast on the rooftop of a lovely restaurant – that is my kind of outdoors!