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Furry Campout--

With pictures. Gods, I'm tired.

But it's a good tired :) That was a great weekend, and I'm just about to go to bed after it. Yeesh, I'm so ragged.

Saturday morning, 4:30 AM--up at the ragged, tattered fringe of dawn to get ready to go. Whines and I went shopping the night before, stocked up on bread, the rest of John's stash of "Capri Suns" (Dead man's beverage!), and a bunch of camping stuff, including a semi-permeable tent, and headed to Sdo's lair to meet up for the long drive to the furry campout, Livingston State Park, some hour's drive north of Houston. A beautiful drive, too, we stayed awake most of it. Saw a sign for

Joe's Camping

which I never got a picture of. But I'll probably mock one up for an LJ icon.

Great opportunity to meet a lot of people, hang around with a bunch of neat furs whose name I can never remember. I'd really like to meet Cheshirecat, the host, under other circumstances. He and I both seem to be order freaks at heart, and a controlling person really isn't at their best when, well, herding cats. Regardless, he had a great hat, which makes up for any minor "two organizers in the same room" issues I might have had. I mean, that hat. Wow.

Heavy rains, heavy, feel-it-in-your-chest thunder. Being out in the woods, even if in a tent, in a pouring rain with thunder and lightning all around, with someone you love as the only real heat source, is, I've decided, a serious turn-on. Having ice-cold water pooling at your feet and seeping into your blankie is rather more the other thing. Yay, three hours of sleep.

Up again at dawn, this time with Sdocat's wonderful Coleman Stove. It generates heat AND makes campside Ramen and coffee. Oh, sweet necter, after having near-hypothermia all night. Cooked for about an hour, made breakfast tacos from the stuff Sdocat and Shockwave brought with them. Turned out a treat. Bland, but warm :) The bacon was good, though.

Nice, nice weekend. Lots of cool people, tons of pine pollen, lots of trucks caught in the mud. I'm so frikkin' tired :)

Here's the piccies from the weekend! If you're in here and I've forgotten you, please PLEASE let me know who you are, just reference what photo it is. I'm terrible with names.


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( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 20th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
Neaters, this sort of thing gives me an excuse to put my old BSA equipment/training to good use.
Mar. 21st, 2005 05:19 am (UTC)
Cool :) Yeah, Cheshire wants to do another one, but I'd REALLY like it if we moved to a park that's dry and has a reserved kitchen. It might be fun to organize a trip for McKinney Falls when there's a known three-day-weekend :)
Mar. 21st, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
Count me in!! I'll do my patented raindance until somebody... um... makes me stop. :)
Mar. 21st, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
No--no, we don't WANT rain...
Mar. 20th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thanks for linking my journal! For some reason, this entry isn't showing up on my friends list. Oh well, got here from the boards, good enough.

I swear, that camera has a funhouse effect on me this set. o__0

And thankyousomuch for posting the pics right away. :)
Mar. 21st, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
I saw it, actually, when I "friends'd" last night. But if you see anyone I'm missing post an "about the meet" thing, lemme know!

Oh--I do have my camera set to "Funhouse Mode". Is that a problem?
Mar. 21st, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
I love your icon! :D
WOO! If I can cough up about 200$ a year I can get that here in Cali. Hence.. I've not got one yet :P
Mar. 21st, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've got a small stack of hyena icons, that's for long road trippy things. Once I get my own car I may get that plate--in the meantime, Photoshop is a Good Thing...
Mar. 21st, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
Warm food was SO good after waking up shivering and being unable to make it stop. (my darn metabolisim is getting lazy and was probably sullenly waiting for the hot shower before it did its part) Thank you very much for feeding me and keeping me warm. :)
Mar. 21st, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
Good luck finding a warm shower out there! We might could make a big kettle of hot water and *steam* you...

*gets out the lemon and melted butter*
Mar. 21st, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
bad with name eh?
the blonde person is Carver. you know the guy witht hte huge striped tail. hehe
Mar. 21st, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: bad with name eh?
Oh, *that* guy :)
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