January 17, 2018
Hats off to all those who predicted camping!
whatever it sounds like, it’s going to be an interesting girls’ camping trip
What happened to the priest, the minister and the rabbi?
And if there is no cell service, this camping trip will become a Day Trip.
Where’s Delta? She really should be an essential on this trip.
Luann should have rented a truck for all of her stuff!!
And camping without supplies is a bad arc.. Dez is gonna getting eaten by a bear for sure
Does she mean the Forest Bar n’ Grille cause that makes more sense. :)
“Bad joke.” Sounds like a prescient remark to me.
Luann all decked in khaki, long knee socks, and assumingly hiking boots…Dez in yoga gear and Bernie in townie outfit. Two are not ready for camping and one of them is not Luann (I am not certain if the suitcase Bernie is pulling belongs to her but if it is, she is half ready because it looks to be small and would only pack clothes). Me thinks Luann will be the one who will have a good time because she is prepared even if she apparently over-packed and her two cohorts will be miserable. I always overpack because my philosophy is more is safer than less especially if you’re going to the middle of nowhere or don’t want to spend the money on buying the missing items.
Oh Dez. The insects are going to eat you alive if that’s all you have.
Holy crap, are we really gonna see the camping trip? Am I about to be proven dead wrong in my prediction?!? Let’s keep watching and find out!
Dez you are dressed wrong for a camping trip.
Well we’ve pared it down to the Intrepid Trio. It’s not hard to predict that Luann1212’s dreams will come to pass. You know… [8 letter word] will ensue.
There is an opportunity here for the Bernice character to really shine. The chance to play off on the polar opposite “campers” could bring her acerbic wit to the fore in a bevy of sotto voces and asides.
Ta da! Let the games begin!
I take it food will be provided (perhaps a local farm?), because wild berries aren’t very filling by themselves; and Dez doesn’t seem like a hunter.
I’m going with “bad joke.”
Ya know, a group of inexperienced girls going camping doesn’t bode well.
Knew that we would be going to the camping trip. People can take a breath for now. Gunther/Bets, Tiffany, Ann, et. al., will be back presently but for now may I say it? Hilarity will ensue, but wait there might be more, or not.
I’m thinking that Jack, Tara, and Nil are on their way to the camping spot too. The others just don’t know it yet….. (well, maybe Luann does). Or – I could be completely wrong. ;)
Hope Luann didn’t forget the portable power generator!!
Yoga mats are fine. I prefer a tent and sleeping bag myself.
I guess we won’t know whether they’re joined by a risk-taker, a nihilist, and a jock until tomorrow…
Well, Well, Well. Looks like the camping trip WILL take place. Good, Good!
Ahh the great outdoors! Nothing like getting lost in the woods with a Neo-Hippie, a Book Worm, and the gal next door.
And look. Bernice has her trusty electronic device at the ready, ALREADY! Should come in handy with its compass app and GPS capabilities. That is, before the batteries run out.
It’s too bad Bernice hasn’t met Bets yet. Bernie could forward those camping pics to Bets and she upload them to her Instagram account. Bets 219 followers might enjoy seeing these gals going all “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.” And it would make them forget about that embarrassing Gunther Pic…….,
Anyone else ever wonder what happened to Brad and Tony? Shannon must be in high school by now. I’m kind of tired of so many new characters.
Luann, you aren’t a “camper” you’re a glamper. Your idea of camping is a chalet in the woods. Your idea of “roughing it” is no wifi or room service. Whereas dez IS a camper, she can sleep under the stars. I’ve never seen bernice try to go camping so i can’t figure her out. Dez could go au natural. But i suspect au natural for Luann and bernice means no make-up.
Good thing Dez didn’t need any space for her stuff, since Luann didn’t leave any.
First: it does not sound like Dez brought along anything to eat. She must be planning to live off the land.
Second: I hope they brought along a couple of aerosol cans of bear repellent/Ursidaeacide.
My advice to these campers: If you hear the sound of banjos in the distance………….Run!
Dez is not going to change her clothes at all during the whole trip?
The Lewis and Clark Expedition carried less baggage.
Lounger? Good Grief!
Luann, at least, is going to get a very rude awakening.
I hope she brought her tick remover.
Later in the woods:
“Um – did anybody pack toilet paper?”
…and if all goes as I expect, not all three of them come back out.
I watch a show on The Weather Channel where people decide to go to some godforsaken place for the heck of it. They make sure they have no equipment, water, gas for the vehicle or compass. They also ensure there will be sandstorms, blizzards and other types of horrible weather. Actually they don’t check at all because weather is never bad. They recount their stories of survival by great good luck. Darwin Award honorable mentions.
Hilarity on top of hilarity …. how about those other three dingleballs … were they ever officially invited, or will they just go ahead and crash this little excursion?
Certainly a good joke. They will travel near of Jack, Nil and Tara’s car or they will meet at the campsite? And more important, Bernice and Dez know about them? I hope not, that would be more fun.
Who’s the naturalist,the realist and the consumer?
Okay, bring on the camp jokes…
Aren’t naturalists people who don’t wear clothes?
The joke is three girls went camping without boys. Then came back with boys.
The “realist” is delusional. Luann has gear, Dez’s karma/faith will allow her to adapt. Bern? Pessimism won’t cut it.
dez is the new Delta
Delta won’t be available until Greg has confidence I won’t miscolor her. How’s that work for everyone?
Whos car are they taking? I don’t think any of them have a wagon.
Well, Luann is a blonde…
Oh girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have
That’s all they really want
When the working day is done
Oh, girls—they wanna have fun
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls just wanna have fun,
Who made the supplies list and who is checking it off? Bernice seems to be too busy ‘observing’ (aka snarking.) I sure hope Luann’s practical side kicked in…
The girls may verify that Wild Bears actually do #*%^ in the woods…
Heaven help them! I hope Jack, Tara and Nil are on their way.
“where’s your stuff Dez,” “I have a bag of mushrooms, and bag herbs,” “Oh for cooking,”“sure let us go with that”
No rain gear Dez?
This should be very enjoyable!
I like that Dez is simple in her camping needs.
I like that Bernice is all about her “study” of sociological experiment.
I like that Luann is all about her creature comforts.
For me, Greg has perfectly encapsulated the essence of the trio by this simple comparison of each of their respective needs/goals for this trip.
One hopes the “crystal powder” is of the legal variety…
Don’t forget your rake. According to trump, if we raked the forest we wouldn’t have fores fires.
Luann forgot her waffle maker – Damn !!
Why not both?
Wow, so many bear comments…thought I had wandered over to Non Sequitur. Good opportunity for Wiley as a guest artist here.
L and D are Two extremes. I wouldn’t want to camp with any of the girls.
it’s funny how people always call themselves the realist
Which will she eat first? The yoga mat, the powder, or the stone?
Or the start of a scary story.
with the right kind of crystal powder you can take a trip without ever leaving home
Bad joke? guess on whom.
I’m disappointed – though not surprised – at all the comments slamming the girls for what they have or haven’t brought – i.e. their “lack of preparedness.” This era of Luann is all about kids growing into adulthood and independence. Learning through living. I survived many an imperfect camping/backpacking trip when I was in college, two in which foxes and/or raccoons nearly decimated our food supply. Learning through living. Unless they’re planning to go to the back country – not likely, given the lack of backpacks – they’ll learn, and live, and we’ll get a few tucks on the process.
Bernice: 1) Most people who smugly call themselves “the realist” really aren’t-it’s just a way they can feel superior. And judging by some of the reactions you’ve gotten as RA, you don’t have realistic expectations of people.
2) Can you have an unbiased “group dynamics” study when you are part of the group? Or when you’ve known one of the people in “the study” for most of your life? I know you think you can because you’re “a realist”, but you can’t escape your own biases.
This whole trip will be something. Especially interested in observing Bernice—she’s not as astute as she thinks she is.
Wow! Everyone is going on about Delta. I just accepted a year or two ago that she had been lost at sea. My question is about that “crystal powder” Dez is manufacturing and distributing.
A horse went into a bar and the bartender said hey why the long face?
All of the above.
The bears must have been Jewish because the Rabbi was kosher meat.
Delta’s gone. And So’s the flower she had on. Grooooooan!
And Food! Packing some food would be a good idea!
It will be interesting to see where they go; they could head up onto Forest Service land (not too far in) unless they plan to take a site in a state park. These three are definitely not cut out for any wilderness expedition.
Meanwhile, over on ‘Luann Againn’, Nancy is trying to corral her kids to go to a family reunion over the 4th of July. Brad has been invited to go, wait for it, camping… Coincidence?
Luann is definitely a “glamper” who likes “glamping”.
is that a rolling suitcase Bernice is bringing? as if she’s just traveling to another city? Despite Luann’s desire to bring too many comforts (i.e. lounge chair) she does seem like the only one who has an idea of what they are doing; At least she’s dressed appropriately.
Am I the only one who thinks Bernice is getting more smug? =|
So, Luann is going to play the part of the Spoiled City Girl in this forest fantasy? Whatevs….
What kind of camping trip is this? The type where they rent a cabin and it has electricity and running water and bathrooms? Where they stay on paved trails, take selfies and enjoy the view, and then come back to the cabin for showers, dinner (even if it’s hot dogs and canned beans), a little “crystal powder” and talking and fortune-telling and then roll out the yoga mats on the floor to sleep? Or is this a real “roughing it” type of camping trip?
About time Luann and Bernice are part of there own comic strip. Enough of Gunther and Bets.
Of the beginning of a really creepy scary story!!!
Ok—You’ve all got to see this. I have heard of and sung the “Blackfly Song” for years and years, but this is the first time I ever saw this cartoon. It is really cute, and reminds me of many camping experiences I’ve had. I have no trouble with hiking, sleeping out in leaky tents, slippery snow on steep ascents, maneuvering around and over huge boulders, jumping across crevasses, crossing freezing cold rivers in my bare feet (well—that was a little rough), but I CAN’T STAND insects.
This song sums it up, and has a neat cartoon that fits perfectly.
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