Glamping

Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport, Maine.“I am so excited about going glamping at the Royal Forest Campsite in the midst of the giant Sequoias this weekend,” Delores said.

“Glamping?” Richard said. “You mean camping, don’t you?”

“Oh you silly boy, heavens no,” Delores laughed. “I meant what I said — glamping.”

“What is glamping?”

“Glamping is a mashup of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping,’” Delores said. “It’s essentially camping in style, or luxury camping. It’s  camping without any of the hassle or hard work or dirt!”

“But I thought you were fervid when it came to camping,” Richard said. “You loved roughing it in nature, getting down and dirty. When did you embrace this luxury glamping thing?”

“Oh yes, I loved camping the old fashioned way, my dear boy,” Delores said, “but that was when I still had my youthful exuberance. Now I’m older, wiser, and most important, I’m more delicate these days. By the way, did you remember to call the camp headquarters and reserve a site?”

“Oh damn,” Richard said, “I knew there was something you asked me to do that I totally forgot about.”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (royal), Your Daily Word Prompt (giant), Daily Addictions (camping), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fervid), Word of the Day Challenge (youthful), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (reserve).

17 thoughts on “Glamping

  1. lindakempwriter September 9, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    I despise camping. Never tried glamping, but it’s a bit too close to camping, so give me a reservation in a swish hotel, with a huge spa bath to soak in and a big comfy bed, and I’m a happy girl 🙂

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  2. Taswegian1957 September 9, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    If glamping means a proper bed rather than a sleeping bag on the ground I’d give it a go. Not that I mind the simple life but getting off the floor in the morning is more of an issue these days.

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    • Fandango September 9, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Yes, it really is a word to describe upscale camping. A cross between a tent and a hotel room.

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  3. isaiah46ministries September 9, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    If glamping doesn’t come with a proper toilet and showers, as well as wi-fi, I will pass! Give me a room with a view of the mountains, rivers, and trees, and I will be happy.

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  4. leigha66 September 10, 2019 / 8:39 pm

    Never have gone camping. Glamping I would give a try I think. But I prefer a good hotel with pool and hot tub! Nice story!

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