Even though it looks like we’re going to get a mixed bag of tricks weather-wise this weekend those who have a cabin at the lake or else an RV will no doubt be taking advantage of the fact it’s still summer, there’s no snow and it’s not 30 below. I used to enjoy camping when I was a kid. We had a 16 foot trailer that my dad hauled around but mom, dad and my brother stayed in it while I slept outside in a tent, which sounds like a contradiction when you put it that way. I didn’t mind, being a boy scout at the time. When I became a patrol leader in scouts and we went camping the first thing I taught the guys was how to get lost. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a nice dinner and a bottle of wine they retired for the night. Some hours later Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see”. “I see millions and millions of stars Holmes”, replies Watson. “And what do you deduce from that?”, asks Holmes. “Watson ponders a moment. “Well, astronomically it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorologically, I suspect we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. What does it tell you, Holmes”? “Watson, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent”! Then there was the Lone Ranger who went camping and woke up in the morning to find his tent had been blown away by the wind. He declared, “Tonto, we’re not in canvas anymore”!
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.