I used to be one of those people that thought camping was about long drives into the wilderness, big bugs, building a tent and then spending an uncomfortable night asleep in it. This Canada day long weekend however, I decided to give camping a try, believing that perhaps some camping veterans (some friends of mine) could make the trip more bearable, and perhaps, if I was lucky, a little fun too. Making use of their camping wisdom, my friends took me to a campsite that was only an hour away. I was allowed to sleep on an air mattress and made sure that I was permanently enclosed in a protective shield of the best heavy duty bug spray around. These, amongst trips to the beach, hiking and s’mores made my camping trip bearable and a little fun too. A complete success, and I can’t wait to go camping again soon.