Last week I set off to visit South Carolina with my wife Heather of Chick Vacations. Our plan was to camp the first night in Southern Kentucky at the Cumberland Falls State Park. Unfortunately we ended up leaving Chicago late and so we didn't arrive there till well after 11 p.m. and in the pouring rain to boot. Upon arriving we decided to just try and sleep in the car and get up early the next morning and head on down to Charleston.
That lasted about 30 min until we were almost asleep and someone walked into the car on the way to the bathroom. That obviously woke us up and at this point the rain had abated a bit so we decided to set the tent up. Unfortunately the rain started pouring as we got the tent almost setup. At this point were extremely tired and all we wanted to do was wake up in the morning so we could continue our journey. Unfortunately that's not what happened as about an hour later (after we were ALMOST asleep) the tent collapsed in a gust of wind and we were totally soaked, so we decided to head to a hotel for the rest of the night.
Upon arriving at the hotel, I was half delirious soaking wet and probably looked like I was just a bum off the street. So when I asked the front desk lady if they would cut me a deal because of the late hour she thought I was asking if I could rent the hotel "by the hour".
Ultimately we had a good night sleep and woke up the next morning refreshed and ready to drive the remaining 8 hours to Charleston.
The point of this whole story is that no matter what trip your are on, you shouldn't worry about stuff, just roll with whatever comes your way and enjoy life. Trust me, it would have been very easy to yell and scream or get pissed off, but in the end we both had a great time and it is an adventure we will remember for a long time to come.