Show Me the S'mores

Cruise and Homes to take daughter on "normal" family camping vacation

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Next time you’re setting up camp in the remote wilderness, keep your eyes open for a bare chested, aviator-wearing man in jeans playing sand volleyball to rockin’ 80’s tunes—Maverick is going camping.

According to the famously reliable gossip wags of the British press, Tom Cruise will be carting around wife Katie Homes and daughter Suri across the nation after finishing promotion of his new movie Valkyrie, ditching luxury hotel suites for the good ol’ outdoors. Along with a tent and plenty of s’mores supplies, Cruise plans to bring a religious advisor from the Church of Scientology and a whole team of security guards in his attempt to show Suri a “normal family” vacation.

We know dipping into celebrity gossip is the furthest thing from outdoor news, especially the type that inspires our blogs here at BACKPACKER. But when cabin fever hits, it it does not discriminate against the famous or upwardly mobile (including Owen Wilson who takes his dates hiking). We just hope the outdoor trip gives him the opportunity to bust out those sweet rock climbing skills from Mission Impossible II:

–Morgan Keys

Tom Cruise’s family camping holiday (The List)