There are times when I have thought it would be nice to simplify and go back to camping in a tent. Not today, though! My friends Mike and Louise are camped across the street from me. This morning, Mike was outside enjoying his coffee when a large black bear wandered onto his campsite. The bear apparently didn't see Mike because he got within arm's reach of him! At first Mike froze, but when the bear kept coming, he started to yell. Instead of running away, the bear actually stepped closer. Mike said he was so close he could have smacked him on the snout. By this point, Mike was heading for the door to his camper. The bear moseyed away towards the beach and wound up scaring the heck out of other campers further up the road. The rangers have spotted 6 bears in the campgrounds so far and there were 13 sightings today alone.
On further reflection, simplifying doesn't sound like such a good idea. I'm sticking with the Beast!