Waking Up in a Tent with this View

Last night I arrived in Banff and camped on my own for the first time. It was a little bit scary, to be honest. (I’m such a wimp.) I was awaken in the middle of the night by the rustling of the bag in which I keep my shoes, right outside my tent. I opened my eyes wide, convinced someone was trying to rob me, only to see a squirrel staring at me.


He took off running as soon as I moved, much more scared than I was, but he came back a few times during the night to nibble the plastic bag again, waking me up every time.

I didn’t mind.

I was doing it. I was muting the voice of my fear and camping on my own, plus I had this crazy beautiful view every time I looked out.

And that’s it.

That’s all this post is about.

How fear could’ve stopped me from waking up in a tent with this view.



14 thoughts on “Waking Up in a Tent with this View

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  1. Hi Audrey !

    Oh my goodness, you’re so brave ! I would have been terrified too. I would gladly lose my shoes to a squirrel so I could wake up to such a splendid view. It seems peaceful.

    Enjoy your stay !

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  2. I just recently went camping alone with my little dog, and was terrified he mighty get eaten by something if I let my guard down for a second. But he and I survived, and we had a great time doing it. Nice to read about another, similar experience.

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  3. That’s some amazing view to wake up to! 😀

    I’ve never gone camping (never had any sort of family vacation, and none of my few friends are into camping) so maybe someday I will give it a try, whether it’s by myself or with another person!

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