Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Dasia'a Family Camping Trip (Photostory)
Dasia, and husband Harold, are spending the weekend camping with their daughter Carmelia, her husband, Emmitt and two of their three kids. They arrived at the campground early that morning, set up the tent, and started the fire.
The family sits around the fire relaxing a bit.
"Why did you say it like that?" (Carmelia)
"Oh come on, honey, you know you would much rather be in a nice hotel, ordering room service." (Emmitt)
"Stop harassing my daughter. Any aversion she has to roughing it probably came from me." (Dasia)
"I actually love it out here. The fresh air. The peace and quiet. What is there not to love?" (Carmelia)
"We'll see if you are singing that same tune, tonight when it's nice and dark." (Emmitt)
"That's what you are here for. To protect us from the creatures." (Carmelia)
"Speaking of creatures, where is Carmen? She is supposed to be on this family trip." (Harold)
"Well, your granddaughter decided camping was not the cool thing to do and she didn't want to risk her friends making fun of her." (Carmelia)
"And you let her get away with that nonsense? The only way her friends would have known is if she would have told them." (Harold)
"That's exactly what I said." (Emmitt)
"Look this is my vacation, too, and the last thing I want to deal with is a grouchy teenager who doesn't want to be here. I need some peace and quiet this weekend." (Carmelia)
Just then Carmelia looks around to locate her five-year-old son, Corey.
She sees him off in the distance.
"Corey...turn around and come back this way." (Carmelia)
Corey keeps going.
"Would anyone care for a breakfast muffin? They should be done now." (Dasia)
"Ohhh, Grandma, can I help?" (Carla)
"Sure. Meet me at the oven." (Dasia)
"Now my son isn't even listening to me. I'm losing my touch." (Carmelia)
"He's fine, honey. Let him explore a little bit." (Emmitt)
"It's not like he's in a familiar place. We are in the woods. Not to mention, I need him to listen to me and do what I ask him to do." (Carmelia)
"Well, they smell good." (Dasia)
"They smell great. I can't wait to taste it." (Carla)
"They could use a little more color on top, but we're going to go with these." (Dasia)
Carmelia has gone to retrieve Corey.
"Did you hear me calling you?" (Carmelia)
"Yes, but I had to make it to the finish line." (Corey)
"So you ignored me? You can not do what you want when you want. There are always consequences to being disobedient." (Carmelia)
Carmelia continues with her lecture while Corey stands and listens.
Afterward, Carmelia gives him a hug. She tries to end all her lectures and disciplining sessions with a hug. The two of them return to the campsite.
About 15 mins later, a jeep pulls up to the campsite.
She gets out of the vehicle and approaches the family.
"Hello, everyone. My name is Tris. I believe you ordered a safari tour for later today. I'm just here to confirm the time and answer any questions you may have." (Tris)
"What time should we be ready?" (Carmelia)
"I will be back at 1 pm to pick you up." (Tris)
"Do we have anything to worry about with regards to safety?" (Carmelia)
"As long as you stay in the vehicle at all times, you will be just fine." (Tris)
"Any more questions?" (Tris)
"What kind of animals will we see?" (Carla)
"There are a lot of different animals out there. We are never sure how many of them will show up, so we like to keep it a surprise." (Tris)
With all the questions answered, Tris says goodbye and leaves. Harold and Dasia decide to take a little walk, while Carmelia and the kids retire to the tent to relax.
Taking a closer look at the safari jeep....
It is a four seater, with plenty of room inside. There is another seat on the front of the vehicle. I guess that is where the guide sits. The top is completely removable.
The doors, the hood, and the back door all open. The top has vinyl windows that can be rolled down when the weather is bad,
...or rolled up when the weather is good. The front windshield can be let down. This is also one of my friend's vehicles. It is not a New Bright car, like the others. It is also not as large as the New Bright cars.