Parker County Today July 2017 - Page 66

our pastimes: GLAMPING Come Glamp With Me -   The Best Is Yet To Be So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine  And the moon rose over an open field.  “Kathy, I’m lost,” I said, though I knew she was sleeping.  “I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why.”  Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike  They’ve all come to look for America.  — “America,” by Paul Simon T 64 he term “glamping” describes a fairly new social trend that’s not only sweeping the nation but taking over in Parker County. What does glamping mean? It’s a form of camping in which partici- pants enjoy physical comforts associ- ated with more luxurious types of holi- day. Word Origin? It’s a combination of the words glamorous and camping. Over the years as you get older, it seems you develop other interests--or a nice way of putting it is, you get a hobby. Hobbies come in different variet- ies: expensive, cheap, time-consuming, easy, difficult.  My wife is very creative, so her hobby has always been art of different kinds. Mine has always been music, playing in bands since I was a kid. My hobby has been time-consuming. I’ve always said music is a curse — you can’t get it out of your system. No matter how bad it is, you still want to play again. It’s kind of like golf, only with music the more you rehearse and play live, the better you get. With golf, the more you practice and play, the worse you get. In golf you spend a Saturday consuming about five hours, depending on how busy it is, usually play badly and want to drive your car into a bridge abutment once you’re done. BY MARK BROWN PHOTOS BY DENISE BROWN