Call me crazy, but I thought taking my son and a few of his friends camping would be a great time.
And it was, actually, but it was a lot more effort and attention than I anticipated.
I had too many kids to keep an eye on, and no other adults there to help me out. I think I did okay in the end – nobody got lost, hurt, or fell into the lake, so it was good clean fun for all. Mostly clean, anyway. Secretly I brought a cooler filled with beer and a knapsack filled with my gear so I could smoke cannabis out in the wild. If I was going to make it through the whole weekend with these kids, I was going to need a lot of cannabis! The first day was crazy, but things settled down after dark when we built a huge bonfire for the camp. The smoke from the fire was just what I needed to hide the smell of my cannabis smoke. I snuck away, hid behind the camper, and smoked a pre-rolled cannabis joint while listening to the kids talking around the fire. Cannabis has such a powerful odor I needed that pungent wood smoke to cover it up, but even then some of the kids noticed what they called “a weird smell.” I should have bought a pack of cigarettes to cover up the cannabis smoke, but I wasn’t thinking ahead. It was a fun weekend overall, but I had to be so careful about smoking cannabis I barely got stoned at all, which was a bummer.