All my friends knew how much I hated camping, but somehow the subject had never come up with my boyfriend.
- I met him while in college, and the opportunity to refuse to go camping had never come up.
I couldn’t even remember a time when the subject of camping was uttered by anyone at college. After graduation, he asked me to go camping with him. If I hadn’t been so adverse to camping, I would have gone. He made a very good case for my going camping. He said that once we graduated we may not be together as much. He was going to miss me and he wanted some alone time between just he and I. I started to tell him how much I hated camping, but then I melted. He looked at me and said, “Please!. Go camping with me?” I forgot how much I hated camping and hugged him. The morning we were to leave, I tried to find a reason to back out, but I couldn’t. All the way there, I was dreading the item of camping. When we pulled up at a hunting camp, I almost cried. It was the cutest little cabin I had ever seen. There was a ductless HVAC system which I recognized instantly. I helped my father install ductless HVAC during the summer. He owned the HVAC company, but he and I did all the ductless HVAC installation. My boyfriend welcomed me to the family cabin. As I turned back to him from looking around, he was on his knees. I was glad I went camping with him.