July 21st 2015
Grab a blue tarp and a couple of sandwiches.
I'm looking back at old festival pictures and fondly remembering the days when that's all we needed to do to get ready for a festival.
Somewhere along the way our lives must have become a lot more complicated. Now I need a week to pack everything from sunshades to raingear, food coolers to beverage heaters, camera cords to phone chargers...and a comfortable chair.
Now that I think about it, this started happening when we moved to Vancouver Island, where there are so many fantastic Summer Festivals that you've got to plan more for endurance than for speed.
My strategy looks good, though. Judging by the way I've packed...I won't need to come home until September.