I walked around my tent, unrolling the flaps over the windows
I consistently thought that it was the sleeping on the ground that irritated me most with going camping. As I kneeled awake in the tent on the Girl Scout camping trip, I was staring at the walls. I could see the moisture start to form on the walls, just from the heat coming off the boys. I knew it was the heat and humidity of being inside a tent. You couldn’t open the doors at night, or everyone would have mosquito bites all over their pale bodies. You had to put up with a bit of humidity if you wanted to get any semblance of sleeping. I laid there thinking about how I had given up our soft bed for this Girl Scout outing. I could almost think of the cooling of our air conditioner as it blew over our bed. I finally gained to have that air conditioner right then, even though I knew it couldn’t happen. I turned on our lantern, and I stepped outside. All of us burned citronella in our lanterns, in an effort to keep those mosquitoes at bay. There was a slight breeze, and I was tempted to open the flaps to my tent. It was like nature was offering natural air conditioner to the camper. I walked around my tent, unrolling the flaps over the windows. The screening was so tightly craft that it would let the night breeze in, however not the mosquitoes. I looked around and saw others doing the same to their tent walls. All of us may not have been able to bring air conditioners with us, however nature was doing it for us.