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Strip: This is Camping (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #011.a

Did you know that you can’t run through a campground? You can only ran… because it’s past tents.

We made a new rule this year: The Girl helps set up the tent.

When I was ten I’d been in boy scouts (it was still called “boy” scouts back then) for years already and I’d struck camp more times than I had bothered counting. Bunking off from set up duties was not an option.

Nowadays, we usually just pull up to our site, start unpacking, and at some point the The Girl stealthily runs off to find some other kids… and we see her when her tummy starts rumbling for dinner.

I figured I should the responsible parent and push a few more life skills onto her shoulders… like say, helping me set up the hulking green beast of a tent that would be our home for the next four days.

She did.

She expected a reward, a reward of something sugary as a result. But she did help. I’ll give her credit enough for the attempt.

Short: Lake Monsters (Panorama Comic)

This is Pi Day : Panorama Bonus #010.1

What do you can the mushy stuff stuck between a great white’s shark teeth?
…slow swimmers

Every year about this time we head out to the local lakes to camp and swim and chill.

It’s not exactly a Hawaiian beach around here. The water is wet… and that’s about it.

The beaches are more mud than sand, the water is tepid and murky, and more often than not they recommend you shower after you swim to avoid getting a rash. Uhh… fun, right?

And you wonder why we flock to tropical countries to swim in their oceans? Hey, even the sharks know better than to visit.

But it is some good quality family time, and it beats the alternative: sitting at a desk.