The Summer Solstice Parade

Well, not really a parade. Maybe just in my own imaginary world…..Hahahaha

At Summer Solstice Camp I stayed in a large tent with my son Narayan on one side and my parents on the other side. Some friends mad jokes that it was a "Maharaja tent", though it was actually smaller in size than other tents if you looked at our individual "rooms" by them self. I suppose it was roomy compared to tents that a few people brought which were meant to carry while hiking and only pretty much have room to crawl in and sleep horizontal.

 I’ve been going to the Summer Solstice camp since before I was even born, so have learnt to be ok with being comfortable, especially when you live locally and are not limited by what you can fit in a bag for a plane ride.

Anyways, this year Woman’s Camp was held up at Ram Das Puri (same camp site as Summer Solstice) right after. My cousin Ananda and her son were going to be attending the camp, and the thought of taking this giant tent apart, packing it all up, and re-setting it up in a different place for the camp wasn’t something that I wanted to do. My Aries mind is always calculating the shortest route between two points. I’m not one to do things the longer way. So the idea came, that WHAT IF we could pull out the tent stakes and get 4+ people together to actually CARRY it to the new location?? Seemed a bit wacky….but that is what we did! And it worked. It was a family thing as we all took a corner and side and walked with it down the hill to the other camping area. 

It was quite an amusing sight for people to see this giant tent being transported down the path, and it felt like we were part of a parade float. Everyone was watching us so I felt compelled to smile bright and do the princess style waving with my hand since I was in the front.

Here are a couple pictures that a few people sent to me, so you can get an idea of it.

 Thanks Mohanpal Singh and Taran Tarn Kaur for taking the photos… :)