Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Camping Funness

This weekend was a total blast!!! After all our other friends backed out on the camping wagon it ended up being Emily W, Andy, and me camping at Calendonia. It was definitely fun. Everyone else just missed out.

Friday night we arrived, set up the tents, hit up walmart for food stuff and the check out lady knew we were camping and Emily was shocked... Maybe it was the smore and hotdog stuff we bought...and went for hike but it got dark on us and we took a trail the brochure described as the most rugged and longest of the park, that figures.

Then Saturday we browsed around the craft show, went on a stream hike and sun tanned and swam at the pool. That night I had to go to work for a few hours and Emily had to feed the animals. But no worries, they had a fire going for me and I still got my hot dog on a stick.

Sunday morning I made us all wake up at 4:45 to go on a sunrise hike but unfortunately we took the Appalachian train that went to the west so we didn't even get to see the sun rise. Then once again, not adding to my popularity on this hike, I misled us on the wrong trail. We wanted to take a different trail back to camp but I picked the wrong one that led us down the other side of mountain and put us out on Black Gap road, where we had to walk on that road to Licoln Way, and back to the park. Our hour hike then turned into a four hour hike along the side of route 30. Lesson? Don't listen to Jenn's directions--Ever! ...unless you enjoy the adveterousome feeling of being lost in the wee hours of the morning...

Emily stuffing burnt marshmallows into her face.

Andy and his gooey disgusting eggs with ahem "pepper" in them. We eventually banned Andy from cooking, he still had his pride though because "he make fire."

Me dumping my beloved mountain pie on the ground.

The stream hike before things turned ugly (pushing each other in the water on a bed of jagged rocks).

What emily did around camp. No just kidding, we waited a half hour for her while she CLEANED the tent. Who's the looney now?

Vanna White, I mean me, showcasing the Appalachian trail sign.

Emily pushing Andy off HER rock.

Err, the lovely scenery on our hike.

3 People on a Sunday morning in an abandoned parking lot with no car. If only we had hitch hiked... instead we collapsed in front of the soda machines for a little rest.

Smoky says Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires!

Awww, pretty mountain and laurel, oh and Emily and me too.


  1. AnonymousJuly 19, 2005

    Bah! Me tired of reading same ol', same ol' from this Muggle! Me go read new Harry Potter now!

    Literate Cave Fellow
    Member of the Hogwart's Fan Club since 2002

  2. grrrr, I know it was you...gary