Went for a walk with my girls last night at Sterling State Park in Monroe.
The weather was about 49-50 degrees. We decided to walk the loop through
the campsites. It was wonderful to smell the campfires burning, the fresh air, ect...
The weather forcast for last night was around 42-45 degrees in Monroe Michigan.
To my horror I actually saw a group of tent campers along with the trailers and
And no I am not talking pop-up tent camper. I mean a tent, medium size, not very
great shape, (the fly was missing and was covered with small tarp).
Lady was sitting on picnic table wrapped in a blanket sitting by the campfire.
Now I am just coming out of tent camping last year, (a 10 x 15 cabin tent model)
to a TT due for delivery in a couple of weeks. I can not begin to imagine sleeping
in my tent on the ground at these temps. I know their are die hard campers, and
I dont' think this couple was homeless, their vehicle did not indicate that.
Am I crazy? Would any of the rest of you from Michigan even try to camp in regular
gear at these temps? Sunday night might be a different story at 78 for
a high and 54 for a low. These are usually the low's at Memorial Day, and even at those
if it rains you can get pretty chilly.
Needless to say she did cause the thought to cross my mind that maybe the DH and I should
dig out the tent for one more outing before we retire her.
P.S. I might have really taken notice to this couple since I work at a homeless
shelter here. I hope about this couple that I was wrong and It was by choice.