I went out my back door the other morning to let my little dog do his business and just about froze to death! My mind was already fuzzy because it was so early but when the blast of cold air hit me, I thought I must be about to stroke out or something! How could it be this cold? It was only September. Then I noticed all the leaves that are usually on the trees were mostly on the ground. Wait a minute.....it's Fall already? What happened to the leaves turning the bright red, gold and yellow before they turn brown and plummet to the ground? Oh, that's right....we haven't had a whole lot of rain in the past few months. That MUST be why they lie dead on the ground instead of hanging on and giving us some of natures beauty to look at. Still, the naked trees (or almost naked anyway) give a sort of beauty that only a nature lover can admire.
With Fall already here, that doesn't mean that you have to pack up your camping gear and wait until next Spring to go Camping again. In fact, right now is probably the best time to go Camping. Sure your mornings are going to be quite crisp, but we still have the afternoon to warm up. There are many pluses to going Camping in the Fall. NO MOSQUITO'S is a big one for me! Not a lot of people can understand the joy of pitching a tent and waking up to seeing their breath when the exhale. The sunrises are so much better this time of year. I'm not sure why....maybe it's because you can snuggle down into a blanket and watch it rise and feel all comfy and cozy in knowing that a new day has dawned. The smell of breakfast cooking on an open fire seems to explode when its a bit chilly and that same smell travels so much farther in cold air, so no matter if you're right by it or off into the woods doing your own business, you can still smell the beginning of your day cooking away. If you're a campground camper, you can pretty much enjoy most of the campground all to yourself because a lot of people just don't enjoy the afore mentioned experiences. Last, but certainly not least, you can sleep peacefully and not wake up constantly in a pool of sweat because it's still so hot outside even though it's 1:00am....been there done that!
Here at Bass Pro Shops, I can hook you up with some fall camping gear that will make you wonder why you've never gone camping in this type of weather before. Don't get me wrong. I hate with a passion cold weather! We just DO NOT get along at all. But Fall is different....it's cool, not bitter cold. All of natures critters are readying their little homes for colder weather and that's a sight to behold in itself!
Come see me here at Bass Pro Shops in Kodak,TN. and I promise you won't be sorry you did. You can start experiencing life on a whole new level.
Spread the word....Fall is here.....time to Camp!
Enjoy life as it is intended...Camp A LOT!
Camping Team Lead
Bass Pro Shops