they say it’ll be 110 degrees, seriously!

by @according2kelly on June 20, 2008

don’t get me wrong. it’s not that i hate camping, or am totally opposed to it by any stretch of the imagination. in fact, sometimes i actually like it. however, this weekend i’d prefer to be lounging by a pool, instead i will be sleeping on the ground, hiking 10+ miles, eating from a metal pie tin, & mopping the sweat off my brow, all while pulling a handcart, dressed like a pioneer. yep! it’ll probably be about 110 degrees, yet i’ll be sporting my pantaloons, a long skirt & blouse, apron & bonnet. sounds fun huh? i bet your totally jealous. oh well! wish me luck, i’ll be back mondayish to report. (i might even be willing to post a picture or two, so you check me out in all my “garb”.)

31 comments
TUTU Monkey
TUTU Monkey

OH my.......yikes........hope it was fun!!

Marilou
Marilou

My husband and I are doing the same thing in 2 weeks along with our 2 youngest children!

Jonathan & Heather
Jonathan & Heather

good luck! It has been 110 + for the past 7 days here in AZ and I am dying! Then again I am almost 7 months pregnant- but that kind of heat is miserable for anyone! Can't wait to see you in full pioneer garb!

Em
Em

wish i were u. he he

TONYA
TONYA

oh yeh, soooo jealous ha ha. Try to enjoy, have fun and keep cool.

Shannon
Shannon

Love the picture! I so love NOT camping, too! I have recently become more tolerant of the outdoors, since I got my DSLR camera and LOVE to take pictures, but I'm still a VERY long way from sleeping in a tent and eating out of metal tins! I am so NOT a princess, but I sure sound like one when people invite us camping!

Crystal
Crystal

Sounds fun if it wasn't going to be 110 degrees! Can't wait ot hear all about it.Quick question for you. I sent an email just wondering if you have had time to read it or got it? If not here is what i was asking: Kelly i have a question or two to ask.I want to host a swap.Are there certain rules to go by?Can anyone start one?How do i get people to know about the swap?Any advice?

Holly
Holly

You make me glad I am in primary....I'm sweating just thinking about it.

Cindy
Cindy

I should add that we did the Montana thing, in July, and it snowed the first night, and the wind blew and then... the next day it rained, and rained and rained and flooded! I couldnt get out of there fast enough! It was JULY!!! Cant imagine the real thing-in the middle of winter!! Whew!!

Cindy
Cindy

Treks are a once in a life time experience. At least thats what Im telling myself. I did it once and I hope I NEVER have to do it again. I cant even say that Im glad I did it once. Camping is just not for me. It'll be fun to see your pics.

Traci
Traci

Good Luck on your Pioneer Trek! My hubby and I did this like 7 years ago! Extrememely hot and humid weather, but we survived. It's such a neat experience and glad you get to try it out too!

The Shabby Princess
The Shabby Princess

Ugh!! Good luck surviving that--I know you will. I always opt out the treks because, well, I'm more of a down comforter, you know, AC loving kind of gal. Good luck!!

Julie
Julie

Have fun being a pioneer. :)

TravelinOma
TravelinOma

Pioneer Trek was one of the best things I've ever done in my life. I dreaded it, whined, complained and tried to get out of it. Then I whimpered and murmured through the whole four days. But I learned so much about myself. I'd call it life-changing. Good luck! ❤

Chloe
Chloe

Kelly, that sounds awful. Please report back when it's over :)

polly
polly

I thought the mamamonsters trek sounded familiar. She lives by us. Until a few years ago, we did the trek up right, until they decided to do it more realistic. Too bad for all the youngsters to come. We had it good in the "old days"

polly
polly

Have fun on the trek! It is always an interesting experience.

Lexi & Josh
Lexi & Josh

Have you ever seen the movie Troop Beverly Hills? ( I loved it when I was young) Anyway they camp out in a hotel room...That's my kind of camping! Good luck!

Katy Lin :)
Katy Lin :)

i can't exactly say that i envy you, but i hope that it goes really well! have fun!

the mama monster
the mama monster

i loved our trek growing up. but we also got to wear shorts, have as much water as we wanted and eat steak dinners with fat boys! as oppossed to my husbands stake, they had to catch and cook their own turkey, had water restrictions and wear pioneer clothes. i think that we both learned some good lessons though.

Darilyn
Darilyn

I think it sounds like a blast except for the 110 degrees. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Tori
Tori

I am so sorry that does not sound fun, I totally opted out of going with our ward this year...I have been twice though and it's definetely more fun as an adult...

The Pink Potpourri
The Pink Potpourri

my husband LOVES to go camping. me? i'm more of a "ritz carlton" city girl :) but i rough it for love!

Lindsey
Lindsey

I have wanted to do that... and then I think... naaa... it sounds too hard. :)

the hogan's
the hogan's

Have fun! I always loved going on trek so Im a little jealous...but Im not jealous of those high temps! Good luck.

Wendi
Wendi

You can not be serious.

mama jo
mama jo

gotta love it...well, guess you'll know how the pioneers felt...i on the other hand get to feed the 180 kids that are coming to our youth conf...

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