Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 12, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  over 5 years ago

    Sometimes, I’m amazed that Mom stays with Dad.

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    Adiraiju  over 5 years ago

    Bug spray: the greatest scam since sliced water.

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    codycab  over 5 years ago

    Calvin actually does have a point. The great outdoors aren’t really THAT great. Ask Garfield.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Mom looks a bit surprised, too!

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Nice freeway layout in the second panel!

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    Robin Harwood  over 5 years ago

    I thought we invented civilization to get away from camping.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Bug spray really softens up those rocks too!

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    Opus Croakus  over 5 years ago

    What Calvin said. My idea of roughing it is a hotel with no room service.

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    M2MM  over 5 years ago

    My idea of a holiday is staying home and not answering phone calls, ordering in, and sleeping late. :D

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    jpayne4040  over 5 years ago

    Wow! After last year’s camping debacle, Dad wants to do it again?! LOL! Does he just want his family to hate him?

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    dlkrueger33  over 5 years ago

    Why doesn’t Dad think of Calvin? How about a trip to Disney World? If Dad wants to camp, he should find camping friends and not drag his family along. I would never have taken a vacation my family hated. That’s selfish.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 5 years ago

    I wound up camping for a week. First morning woke up and looked as if I had measles. Midgie bites. This was in Scotland. Got no bug strips and put them up around the tent. They were yellow strips with bug killer, the midgies went to them and died. I don’t know if they even make them anymore. Shell gas stations sold them.

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    tripwire45  over 5 years ago

    Panel two makes me glad (once more) that we moved out of California.

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    KEA  over 5 years ago

    Gotta say… I’m with Calvin on this one.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 5 years ago

    MY definition of “Camping”; Staying at Motel 6 instead of the Ramada.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 5 years ago

    Must be Dads idea of payback for Calvin being Calvin and Mom for not getting the dachshund.

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    Probably_At_Work  over 5 years ago

    I used to feel a little like this about camping when I was a kid. Now I’m 36 and I feel EXACTLY like this about camping.

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    rshive  over 5 years ago

    You don’t have to sleep on bumpy rocks, Calvin. I once put my sleeping bag in a patch of poison ivy. It was plenty soft.

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    morningglory73 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Calvin is a fun comic strip, love it, but I can’t help but wonder if he acts like a teen now what would he be like as one? Frightening thought.

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    dwdl21  over 5 years ago

    You’d think they would have discussed all this weeks ago…lol

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    SweetSinger  over 5 years ago

    Hard to imagine how Watterson makes this year’s trip funnier than last year’s. And please, C&H diehards, don’t tell me!

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    lance Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Good thing Hobbes stayed home.

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    Herb L 1954  over 5 years ago

    Let him go,Dad.Let the Wolves raise him.They will bring him back ;)

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    Leojim  over 5 years ago

    What is wrong with that boy, camping is awesome! To me that was the best thing we could possibly do.

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    josh_bisbee  over 5 years ago

    To all who wonder why Calvin’s Dad does this to them:He thinks of vacation as “a matter of perspective”. Since their week long vacation is not that great, the rest of their life seems like a vacation.

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    phoenixnyc  over 5 years ago

    100% in Calvin’s corner on this one. I have always hated camping and I always will.

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    kab buch  over 5 years ago

    I agree with Calvin. Not a vacation to me torture.

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    jbarnes  over 5 years ago

    I love camping. All that time out in nature, and the kids can’t waste time on electronics. Dress for the weather, enjoy the campfire and the stars. Hear the birds sing and watch for wildlife. Splash in streams and climb on rocks. Go for hikes. Play games and spend time as a family. It’s awesome for those of us who enjoy the outdoors.

    The right equipment makes a world of difference, though. More primitive camping is fine, but a few comforts work wonders to set everyone at ease. I loved tent camping as a kid, but I have to admit that our tent trailer is very nice. Cots or good camp mats do a great job, too, though. Use bug spray if you are in a buggy area. There is absolutely no need to subsist on canned food – we have even baked a cake over the fire. Calvin’s dad is doing this the hard way.

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    bigcatbusiness  over 5 years ago

    Just feed yourself on wildberries and fruits and cover yourself in mud to avoid mosquitoes. Better than any bug spray.

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  30. Cathy aack Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Because you had such a good time last year…..

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