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*Yawn* Weeeeekend...

Furry camping this weekend! Loaded up the car Saturday, after a little shopping trip. Piled in, picked up Dev Racooon, and wagons southeast to Palmetto Bug State Park.

It's been years since I'd been to Palmetto, but it really is a lovely place, lots of palm trees, a nice little river, dense forest, and lots of campers :) Got there a bit later than most people, at 1:00, after a few wrong turns and a late start.

Dinner was fun--everybody bought just a little something, so it looked like we wouldn't have enough, but everyone walked away full. S'mores, burgers, steak (! Thanks, Mahadri :) ), second-rate hot dogs (from the hot-dog boys, Whines and myself).

As the sun was starting to set, I decided to make myself some coffee, and noticed that my cheap campsite stove was missing a few parts--in particular, the one that lets the butane reach the stove. Doh! So we piled in again, trooped up to a really low-rent walmart (so small it didn't have canned Dr. Pepper. Can you believe it?) and spent more money than I wanted us to on a new stove. Grumble. But the new one's a nice Coleman stove, worth the money if we were camping on a yearly basis.

Didn't sleep well. Got maybe three hours--no pillow, kinda cold, Whines snores. Any one of those I could have handled, but all three, no...got out of the tent at 4:30, made my coffee (which took 45 minutes, because I didn't know what I was doing, had very little light, and my brain wasn't working, because the coffee, you know, wasn't.

Did get a treat of a fantastic chorus of bird songs and cows. It was really pretty, so many different voices!

Bought WAAAAY too many eggs. I was expecting that nobody would have brought breakfast, because that's the way it usually works out--and there'd be 20 people, instead of like 14. So...bought like 7 dozen eggs (I knew that was too many to begin with, but they were cheaper that way), and only ended up using about 27 of them. That was too many eggs, but breakfast tacos are good, and we're having egg salad for dinner tonight. And tomorrow night. And so on.

Frizbee for a few hours, pack up, drive home, be dysfunctional for a few hours, go to sleep. Nice weekend! Great to see people again :)


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Apr. 14th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yay, I loved the time we had at the camp. I think there was 17 of us, but can only recall about 14 furs including myself.

Didn't realize you had so many eggs. Unfortunately I wasn't very hungry. Ate about 1/2 a taco. My stomach doesn't like to work in the morning. I think I was up around 7:30am or so.

It was funny to see you wearing a towel because you didn't have pants and it was pretty chilly. And it was interesting playing the Apples to Apples game because you brought in words like "non-sequitur" that I didn't recall ever hearing before.

I always do enjoy the furry hangouts. Unfortunately I think I caught a bug because I've been coughing and head feeling pretty cloudy.

Edited at 2008-04-14 04:29 pm (UTC)
Apr. 14th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
I almost always overprepare, food-wise, but this was a little more severe than normal. I wasn't expecting ANYONE to have brought material for breakfast...so, too many eggs. Ach, well, it could be worse, at least it wasn't too much sugary snax or something that I try not to eat :) Eggs we can make do with.

Apr. 16th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 16th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
IMO it's a little rude to ask...I tend to check my LJ at work, so I keep my friends list short, and tend to friend people after I've known them for a little while.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Fair enough. I've had others that demanded we ask them before they would ask us, so all these different types.
Apr. 16th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yah, everybody's ego takes a different form of massaging :)
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