7.23.2012

Can you rain dance?

I can't believe I am going to request this - but do any of you know how to rain dance?  Seriously.  We have a camping trip planned for this weekend - but this has been the hottest, driest, grossest summer we have had in all the history of summers.  It's been so hot and dry that many provincial parks in Ontario have put fire bans into effect.  Boo-urns! {do people still say boo-urns? }

How do you camp with out a fire? It's like eating macaroni without cheese.  Like cereal without milk.  Dinner without beer.  It's just wrong.  How do you cook?  How do you roast marshmallows?  Hot dogs?  It would be a terribly sad camping experience.

So please if you can rain dance - do a little jig for me?  If you could time it to rain between now and Wednesday that would be great - because I actually would like for it to stay dry the rest of the time while we camp.  I've done rain camping - and I don't think I need to try that again.


Also if you could beaver dance as well - that would be great.  Ummm.. scratch that.  That kind of dance could get confusing.

26 comments:

  1. oh man !! i think the whole nation was doing rain dances for colorado a few weeks ago, so i would be mooooore than happy to do a big one for you! do you think eating marshmallows will help? bc im willing to do that. found you on twitter loving your blog. heartandthrift.blogspot.com

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  2. I'll trade you weather! It's been raining here for about 3 weeks now. Yesterday it stopped raining, the sun even came out for a bit.... I had hope of sunshine.... woke up this morning to pouring rain. Again.
    :(

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  3. I still say Boo-urns!! Hahaha

    We got a bit of rain a couple days ago it was much appreciated. I'll try and send it back your way.

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  4. You can have some of our rain.... it never seems to end here on Van Isle.

    And I agree... I don't even think you can call it camping without a fire.

    Next week we are trying fancy camping.... we have booked a yurt in Whistler. At least if it rains we will stay dry. ~Stephanie

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  5. Hope you get some rain! We've gotten more than enough rain (although it was much needed) this week, so hopefully it will move on to you! Hope you have a fun camping trip!

    Lauren
    http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  6. doing my rain dance!
    it was very sad to be at the cottage on the weekend with no campfire or smores!
    camping without a campfire would definitely be very difficult. You may need to invest in one of those little Coleman stoves so you can cook :) It's not the worst way to roast marshmallows either lol

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  7. Well, I have been camping the past few weekends and I am not sure where you plan to camp, but they allow fires between 8-11pm..not very long but..better than nothing? This was in our neck of the woods (Charleston Lake Provincial Park and Ivy Lea Park of the St. Lawrence..) but maybe it will be the same where you are going??
    Have fun!
    -Liz

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  8. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! It's looking a little dark out right now so maybe that's something. No fire will be no fun indeed.

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  9. Boo to your bad weather luck with camping this summer! Crossing my fingers (and doing a dance) so you finally have some good weather. You are so right about camping without a fire...what's the point?!

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  10. beaver dance?!? I don't even want to know!
    we had a nice downpour in MTL tonight, I send it west! [it comes with a side of thunder and lightening though, I hope you don't mind!]

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  13. We just car camped this weekend under burn bans... not nearly as much fun, but we mostly made do with a propane camp stove... no marshmallows, but we were able to get away, which was the main part for us! Besides, there's always beer. Thank heavens beer does not need to cook or anything like that.

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  15. Haha I'll rain dance my little indian heart out for you. I hope the camping trip goes well and you figure some way to cook incase it doesn't rain.

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  17. Dinner without beer, pshaw - that's blasphemy.
    xo
    justyn

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  18. lol can't help you in the dancing area haha good luck! Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today! Hope you have a great week!

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  19. i've camped several times in rain too, to me it's not bad, provided we have summer all year long here and we certainly appreciate a drop of rain or two. but well, i don't do rain dance but i do hope for you that the weather be nice to you guys. tell us how it goes when you get back! :D

    Natasha
    http://picablocks.blogspot.com

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  20. I know exactly how you feel! We are planning a camping trip soon too and we have burn bans every where! Cammping isn't the same without a fire:( Alot of people I'm sure are doing some rain dances because it's just so darn hot and dry! Please bring on the rain:)

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  21. HHEEEEYYYY!!!...Rain dance?...nope.
    But the running man...YEESS!!!

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  23. I enjoyed this post. Hope you have fun camping and that it rains for you at the specified time! :-)
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  24. You crack me up! haha, maybe there's some interesting on youtube you could try =P
    I really hope it gets cooler before your trip! And I'm totally wishing I could go camping in Canada too!

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  25. I think we've taken your rain away. I live in Trinidad and it's been raining everyday. :( Need me some sun. So how about a switch? :)

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