Roughing It Without My Spaloo

campfireThis weekend, I took the family camping to a nice little state park in South Carolina. The weather was gorgeous; a touch of spring was in the air, while the nights were cool and crisp. After the rain that most of the East Coast had experienced this week, it was a welcome reprieve. The fresh, pine scented air was more than welcoming, and we kept ourselves busy with hiking, fishing (a little premature, but hey, it was worth a try), and of course cooking by campfire.

In all, it was a great weekend escape. But, I have to admit, I certainly missed my Spaloo. I know what you’re thinking-this guy is obsessed with his toilet! I know, this probably sounds ridiculous to most folks, but let’s face it: I brought Spaloo to market a few years ago, and well, it’s only natural that every toilet in my house has a Spaloo. I’ll be the first to say that it has absolutely spoiled me. And I think I’m not the only one.

My wife and kids joked about how we were roughing it without my spaloo …and by all means, we weren’t even roughing it that bad. There were nice hot showers and clean, well stocked facilities, a playground for the kids, and water and electricity for each campsite. My kids laughed about the fact that to them, the “roughing” it part was having to use toilet paper…literally, rough. When you get used to the clean that water provides… well, let’s just say that it wasn’t the lack of a hair dryer that had my wife uncomfortable.

Needless to say, we’re all glad to be home, and do look forward to camping again. After all, there is nothing better than sitting under the stars, assembling s’mores beside the fire. I’m thinking about buying an RV though, and hoping the dealer may be able to add an outlet beside the commode. It may the first time they get that request!

Have a great week!