As you may recall, I got another big chop when my hair was damaged by a flat iron. This short curly do has come in handy this week as I planned to camp with my hubby at a few national parks. Ok, I confess, I’m NOT a “roughing it” kind of girl. Sooooo, when we pulled up to our cabin (Laurel Hill State Park) the other night I loved the gorgeous natural scenery but I was taken aback to realize that there was no bathroom, no shower, no water in our unit (public showers down the road a bit).
Wow. But it was game over for your girl, the woods and this whole camping idea when someone spotted a BIG bear (Blue Knob State Park). The park ranger made matters worse when she said, “Well, don’t run” when I asked what we should do if we crossed paths with the bear.
HA, camping trip over, we booked the next few nights at a Best Western.
So, what does this have to do with hair? Well, I can honestly say that aside from a dousing with water and a dab of gel, I haven’t thought about my hair one bit. The freedom NOT to think about what I’ll do with my hair if I want to take a swim or if we get caught in a downpour, or if we’re away from running water for a day…ahhhh, that has been liberating. The swatting gnats, flies and peering onto the horizon for lumbering bear-like gaits, all while keeping my finger on the remote car lock so that I can high tail it to the car if need be, not so much.
Outside of the fear of being eaten by a bear, I’ve truly enjoyed our time in the outdoors. Seriously, national parks are indeed a national treasure. If you have a chance, visit one.