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How to make a bed, Sparkie style


Friday, June 28, 2013

We're in a camper van. Small. Every chore becomes an exercise - in juggling, space creating, strength training, even cardio.

To make the bed:

First move items off the benches and into the cab of the van. Also move luggage from the floor, and pack into the cab. (ST)

Next, take the table apart and set the pieces aside (ST). Then, open the benches and pull out the boards for the bed. (ST)

Now, move the cushions, and place the table between the benches - add the boards along the end to fill in the gap. Place the cushions back on this filled in space to create the bed. (Juggling - balance!)

Make the bed - take the sheet and crawl to the far end of the bed - tuck in the sheet, rolling from one side of the bed to the other, tucking as you go. Tuck in the sides while crawling backwards. Climb off and tuck in the end. Throw the pillows to the far end of the bed. Unroll the sleeping bags, shake out, and arrange one or two (weather depending) on each side of the bed - if you miss, crawl to the end of the bed and re-arrange the sleeping bags. (Truly cardio!)

Finally, go off to the rest room to wash up and finish getting ready for bed.
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TENACIOUSTRISH 7/9/2013 4:18AM

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/3/2013 7:15PM

    sounds like fun especially with a partner!

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PHEBESS 6/30/2013 3:33AM

    Yeah, this is definitely easier camping than the tent-on-a-car!

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GINIEMIE 6/29/2013 10:40AM

    Don't forget walking to the RR as cardio.
Yep camping is full of exercise and it certainly is cosy. Downright cramped when it rains. Good luck and have fun, at least you're not climbing off the top of the vehicle-remember?
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WENDYJM4 6/29/2013 6:37AM

    great exercises

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ILOVEROSES 6/29/2013 12:51AM

    Brings back memories of our family camping holidays, in a tent, no less, and the sleeping bags were lying on blow-up mattresses! But it was fun and everyone enjoyed them. Wouldn't do it again though. It was fine 25-35 years ago. emoticon

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ARTJAC 6/29/2013 12:14AM

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PLATINUM755 6/28/2013 11:30PM

    That's the way to do it! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 6/28/2013 10:52PM

    Oh, my: gives a whole new meaning to calorie burning bedwise!

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POPSY190 6/28/2013 7:42PM

    Truly incidental exercise!

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PHEBESS 6/28/2013 7:04PM

    It was the second night, as I realized that I was huffing and puffing as I hurriedly crawled around making the bed while DH laughed at me, that I realized what a quick workout this was! Takes about 15 minutes, too - not a speedy process!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/28/2013 5:34PM

    I thought camping was a "simple" vacation. LOL This is eye opening, but think of the calories burned.

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/28/2013 3:55PM

    emoticon You get your exercise in just before you go to bed!

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_VALEO_ 6/28/2013 3:39PM

    Wonder where you do your stretching?!

Enjoy your vacation on wheels!

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KELLIEBEAN 6/28/2013 10:28AM

    That is a workout!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/28/2013 9:49AM

    Very interesting!

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PEZMOM1 6/28/2013 8:56AM

    This is so true!

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GOANNA2 6/28/2013 8:53AM

    You'll be an expert by the time you get home.Think of the lovely muscles you are developing, lol. Happy days.

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ROCKYCPA 6/28/2013 8:28AM

    I too would prefer a nice dry hotel room but you are definitely getting good exercise!

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ROCKYCPA 6/28/2013 8:28AM

    I too would prefer a nice dry hotel room but you are definitely getting good exercise!

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RIDLEYRIDER 6/28/2013 7:56AM

  I remember those days well. Enjoy!

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SUSIEPH1 6/28/2013 7:54AM

    Brings back so many happy memories .. Great exercise .. Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PHEBESS 6/28/2013 7:52AM

    LOL - on a rainy cold night like this, I'd rather go with the hotel room too! We're pretending we're 20-somethings again, LOL!

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GOLFGMA 6/28/2013 7:49AM

    emoticon Give me a hotel with an exercise room!

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