I have been camping since I was a small child! It was an interest that my parents enjoyed, and every one of us had a large tent and a gas lantern; my aunt and uncle always joined my parents when all of us made the choice to go camping and I got to play outside with all of my cousins.
My parents and family played cards at the picnic table, and sometimes they would play spades or pinochles and occasionally they played poker… As all of us got older, some of us joined in the card games.
It became a ritual to play cards when everyone goes camping and I’m sure that’s why I like to play cards now. My sibling and his partner decided to join my partner and I for a weekend of camping fun, but the weather was predicted to be cold, so all of us brought a couple of small gas furnaces for the tent and an electric blanket for the bed. Every one of us did not mind the freezing air since all of us had the heaters. It was a lot colder than all of us thought it would be after the afternoon light went down. Every one of us had to take the gas furnaces out of the tents and site them by the picnic table so all of us could comfortably play cards. Every one of us used a couple of tarps to create an outdoor area that was safe from the wind. The 2 area gas furnaces provided lots of hot air and all of us played cards until way past midnight; by the time all of us made the choice to go to bed for the night, it was 31 degrees on the thermostat in my truck. The weather forecast said it would be 47 degrees at the lowest! I’d say the guy was particularly wrong about the night’s low temperatures.