Just returned from camping at the South Okanagan provincial campground. It was so overused by so many campers by the end of the season that the bushes and trees felt like they were in the city. Of course it is also very dry there, which contributes to the condensing of the life force that these plants seemed to have.
It is such an interesting way of life we have in Canada, where people pack up and go camping for periods of time, transferring their indoor lives to this outdoor camping situation. Not only in Canada, of course. We see families, groups, couples and singles all sitting by their firesides, all going into their tents and RVs, all having their meals at the picnic tables, all stringing the lines to dry their clothes and bathing suits. All looking at the stars at night, all walking to the wash-house in the morning. Summer camping.