Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Camping Woes by Jacquie Biggar

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Welcome to the first of the posts from the archives of USA Today bestselling author Jacquie Biggar. I have delved deep for the first post as it was in May 2014 and since The Victoria Day long weekend is going to be coming up again soon… I am sure you will enjoy Jacquie’s Camping Woes…


Camping Woes by Jacquie Biggar

In Canada, it’s the Victoria Day long weekend. It’s finally time to get your planting done.

It’s the first weekend of summer, so camping is a must for many families. On our very first camping trip, we’d bought ourselves a supposedly idiot proof tent and headed to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Jasper, Alberta.

First off, I’m scared to death of bears, so why I thought I could stay in a tent, IN THE WOODS, I’ll never know.

We get to the campsite around lunchtime, and thinking the tent would take an hour at the most, decide to have lunch and do a little exploring first. If you ever get the opportunity, go see the Athabasca Falls, beautiful.

But I digress. Arriving back at camp around three, we proceed to open the box holding the tent. There were an awful lot of pieces in that box. No problem, my DH says, we can do it.

There were problems, many problems. Soon steam was rising from both our ears as ‘a’ wouldn’t quite fit into ‘b’ the way it was supposed to. So I must have read the directions wrong, right? He wasn’t listening to my clear directions, correct?

Some kind neighbouring campers, overhearing our bickering as dusk fell, took pity on us and came over. They put the tent together in two minutes flat. We must have been close,

When it turns dark in the mountains, it’s really dark. There were No street lights, why were there no lights? The tent had No solid walls to protect us from whatever was rustling those bushes at the edge of the campsite.

Then I had to use the washroom. Everything, EVERYTHING, throws a shadow when you’re using a flashlight. I swear to God, my life flashed before my eyes so many times on that trip to the outhouse, I grew a head of grey hairs.

Back in the tent, I tossed, I turned. Hubby snored. I froze, I’d never been so cold in my life.

Tenting was not all it was cracked up to be. I slept in the car. With the doors locked.


This is more my speed, 🙂

How about you? Any camping trips you’d like to share?

©Jacquie Biggar 2014

A selection of  books by Jacquie Biggar

One of the recent reviews for Skating on Thin Ice.

This book is the perfect mixture of romance with an action packed story line to keep you turning the pages. The author does a great job of drawing the reader into the world of ice hockey and the murky world of match fixing and deals with the mob. Mac Wanowski is a champion ice hockey player and, with him on board, his team looks set to win the season. This does not suit everyone and Mac is seriously injured while playing in a match two weeks before the final. He is sent away to a remote cabin in the mountains to heal. The team’s doctor delivers his niece, Sam, a physical therapist who desperately needs a break, to assist Mac with a speedy recovery. Little does he know that she has been offered the opportunity to obtain a contract as the physical therapist to Mac’s team but, in return, she must slow down his recovery.

When Sam meets Mac her soft heart quickly goes out to him, especially when she learns of the loss of his wife and unborn baby in a terrible accident a few years previously. Sam is also attracted to the taciturn hockey star and she can sense it is reciprocated. Sam makes a decision to try to help Mac and ensure that he is able to play in the final match of the season but she is unaware that there are other, much more dangerous people lurking, who are determined to keep Mac off the ice.

I enjoyed the character of smolderingly sexy Mac, with his heartbreaking past, and the sweet and big hearted, Sam, with her history of financial anxiety and determination to succeed in a male dominated profession.

An entertaining and easy read with a great twist at the end and lots of romantic ups and downs to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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About Jacquie Biggar

Jacquie Biggar is a USA TODAY bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males who know what they want. That is until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them what they really need is love. She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has also contributed to several successful anthologies.

She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters.

Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂

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My thanks to Jacquie for granting me access to her archives… I hope you will head over to her blog and have a browse yourselves.. More posts from from Jacquie next Monday.


62 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #PotLuck – Camping Woes by Jacquie Biggar

  1. Loved you reposted this Sally. I feel for you Jacquie! I didn’t sleep well in tents over the years. I imaged all kinds of things outside in the dark. My idea of camping now involves a trailer:)

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  2. Jacquie, this was hysterical, especially the part about assembling the tent, LOL!

    I used to camp but it has been many, many years and beyond anything I’d ever want to do now. And I’m like you about bears—utterly terrified! Give me a nearby hotel with all the comforts and I’ll drive to the woods, park, then get out and hike—in daylight!! 😀

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  3. LOL! I can so identify, I was sucked in once and I was young and very fashion conscious and was disappointed I couldn’t blow dry my big hair. An experience I’ll never forget and still talked about till this days with close friends who kidnapped me there. 🙂 ❤

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  4. The first time I went camping, it was in a camper and I ran through a neighbor’s fire, which had not been doused. Burned my foot, spent a week in the hospital, and we sold the camper right after that. P.S., we still camped, but each experience was worse than the last. I don’t camp anymore. Ever.

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  5. So funny. My one and only camping trip was a disaster. Someone lent us an inflatable igloo tent which meant no problems with a not fitting into b – you used a foot pump to inflate it. We took turns pumping and it was inflating very nicefly. The DH thought a couple more pumps would do when there was a bang and the enire thing deflated on top of the dog. The campers next door came to try to help but it was no good. They offered to let us share their tent – a tiny two-person affair. We declined and headed off into the night to find a bed & breakfast for the night.

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  6. I’m quite happy walking and trekking around in the day time, but sleeping outdoors is not for me, so I can feel your pain, Jacquie. It sounds like an amazing place, though. Thanks for sharing such funny memories, Jacquie, and Sally!

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  7. This post made me laugh. Poor you, Jacquie. I guess that was the last of your camping days. 🙂 I’m not scared of bears, but I would definitely move to the car because of the snoring! You were brave to give it a try though! Thanks for sharing, Sally. ❤

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  8. I’m not a camper either, Jacquie. The time I slept in a tent, I had nightmare. Another time we slept in a camper, we parked next to a beehive, and was visited by a bear!! Great memory. Thank you for posting, Sally.

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