After two days of camping, I was ready for a shower but knew that was not going to happen. We were going to be wild camping that night in an area 12 miles before the town of Humptulips. It turned out the area- the Promised Land Recreation area was closed permanently. But we thought we might sneak around and hide out for the night. It was a pretty darn hot day of cycling. We stopped to pee, and I suddenly recalled that my ex, Cara, had mentioned something about having a friend in Humptulips... It was a long shot but I message Cara. I heard back from her within 20 minutes- it turned out that her friend was not at home but his daughter was there, and YES, we could put our tent up on their lawn. He even promised indoor bathroom privileges.
We arrived and relaxed a bit before putting our tent up in their spacious year. Showers and home baked cookies gave us life. This is the reason I host others and do some of the things I do, in hopes that the goodness, the kindness is returned to me and the rest of the world.
Hi, I'm Reverend J, a queer+ sober wanderer, activist, writer and ordained minister.