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Went to see John Steward, and awesome camping

June 19th, 2015 at 03:04 pm

My friends got the tickets to the Daily Show taping. They also stood in line from 9 am, to be sure to get the secondary ticket at 2:30. I showed up at 2:00 to claim it, only having to take half a day from work.

It was awesome. In the pre-show, when he talked to the audience, I realized he is really smart, even though he does play a character on TV. And he is also very able to think on his feet and be funny unscripted.

We were not allowed to take pictures after John Stewart came out. I treated the group to lunch at a nice Thai place to thank them for standing in line for the tickets.


Camping was gorgeous. Falling asleep and waking up looking at the giant trees above us was a rare treat.










I had camping fever afterwards - I was really itching to buy up half the REI store to have our own equipment (this time our friend brought everything and set everything up for us, including food). He is a hard core camper and did Appalachian trail for 8 weeks straight.) DH suggested I cool off first, which was a good idea. I was not in a rational state of mind after that awesome experience. I may still buy some things, but slower, and "as needed". Maybe on REI's semi-annual sale when we have a coupon...

8 Responses to “Went to see John Steward, and awesome camping”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Awesome! I saw Daily Show live taping in 1999. (We were very early Daily Show fans). I clearly had no idea at the time what a legend Jon Stewart would become. Only a couple of people there even asked for his autograph. But the live taping was an absolute blast.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Gorgeous! Is that upstate NY?

    Good idea having a cooling-off period after such an intoxicating trip. Smile Would storage of camping gear be a concern? If so, I wonder if there are places that rent everything out.

  3. snafu Says:

    A lot of excellent quality, gently used, modern camping equipment can be bought for reasonable cost on FB sale pages. Often folks who really enjoy the experience move up to RV level, only briefly using their initial equipment. ceejay makes a hugely important point about storage difficulties. Propane is extremely volatile and dangerous for example.

  4. Nika Says:

    MonkeyMama, wow, this is 16 years later. And taping was all done in one continuous shot. They did not re-take anything, not once!

    Ceejay, yep, and not too far either. The campsite was very nice. Oh, and the weather was just perfect.

    Storage would be an issue.

    Snafu, I don't want used sleeping bags for example. Willing to buy new sleeping pads, chairs, and tent. Storage bugs me, of course. But RV is not in the realm of possibility for us - WHERE DO WE PARK IT IN NYC?! Do we re-park it for alternate side parking, street cleaning, etc.? It is probably not even legal to park it on the street. Our co-op does not have a parking spot for it. Plus, the registration and insurance. Renting it would be way cheaper. Plus, the point of camping for me was to enjoy the breeze, the sounds of the forest, and that first picture of seeing the trees and as you fall asleep and wake up. That would be lost in an RV.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Correction: I think it was 2000, now that I think about it. I wish I remembered more details!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I greatly enjoy the bits I see on FB shared by others of Jon Stewart. He is so witty and funny. I watched a video today of him discussing the shootings at the SC church. I was in awe of how blunt and on the mark he was. Too bad he is retiring.

  7. Buendia Says:

    Jealous that you got to see the Daily Show! I love it, and I love Jon Stewart.

    We love camping, too. We have the equipment, but it does take up quite a bit of our hall closet. We have a big tent (fits three plus dog), two extra tents in addition to thermarests, an air mattress, sleeping bags and a big camping box with cooking stuff that we can just grab and go.

  8. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I'm okay with camping. We are doing it on the upcoming road trip. Should be interesting.

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