Of course, I first brought out the tripod and camera for some photos. Then I went for a walk around the campground before making a fire and reading my book for the rest of the evening. It was honestly exactly what I needed to reset my batteries.
So remember how I said I would have been ashamed had my stay in this luxurious cabin not been for work. Well, that shame eventually wore off. On most days, I wouldn't trade a cabin for pitching a tent, but staying in Parks Canada's oTENTik (that's the official name!) was a nice way of winding down for an evening. I honestly went to work on Wednesday feeling incredibly refreshed.
|Check out the bench I built. I'm the best!|
So, all in all, glamping's not so bad. I know there's a lot of haters out there. But I honestly believe these cabins provide a service that tents can't. They allow people who otherwise don't have any wilderness skills to experience it safely, and they also allow foreigners who don't want to pack all of their camping gear for an overseas journey to still spend time in nature, rather than booking a hotel or an RV. So I guess you could call me a convert.
Have you ever been glamping?