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Posted 06/10/05 - 11:15 AM:

hi y'all,

i'll be gone for the next few days, taking a much-needed vacation. i'm going camping for my birthday, hooray! have a great weekend everyone.

til tuesday,
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Posted 06/10/05 - 11:50 AM:

have a great time, miss sooz !! smiling face
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Posted 06/10/05 - 12:54 PM:

Enjoy! whee

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Posted 06/10/05 - 10:35 PM:

d'oh! missed ya. so... welcome home!

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Posted 06/11/05 - 7:29 AM:

.....on the trail of the lonesome pine.....cool

Have a good one, lib!
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Posted 06/14/05 - 2:12 PM:

in the electronic surveillance thread e. wrote:
Lib - did you really 'get away from it all' on the camping trip?

well. i did bring my cell phone with me which i kept in the trunk of the car in case of emergencies. didn't actually use it, tho (i rarely do anyway). as for other amenities i did also bring a portable ice box so i could have cold drinks, and milk with my cereal in the morning. and i brought an electronic air inflator (plugs into the car's cigarette lighter) for inflating my pool float for lounging about in the lake. bug repellant was an absolute necessity so as not get voraciously devoured by mosquitos, although i wasn't too keen about having to douse my skin with pesticide. what's a mostly-hairless mammal to do?

other than those things, yes, i was more or less 'roughing it'. i wrote in my journal using a good old fashioned pen and paper. i even built a fire for myself which was very exciting even though i couldn't get a very good one going. still made me feel very caveman-like, hehe. so i was quite proud of myself.

it was certainly lovely to get away from the noise of the city but the birds and squirrels and other little woodland creatures actually make quite a racket. especially when you only have a tent separating you from your environment throughout the night. all in all though i had a great time. i'll post a few photos when i get a chance to scan them.

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Posted 06/15/05 - 4:17 AM:

Hi Lib,

Sounds like the real deal to me. Mosquito's AAaaagh! From your post it sounds as if you went into the woods alone? with all those chipmunks around? Do tell.

On the subject of photos, will they include photos of your's truly? I have been thinking that maybe it would be nice to share a few pics with Couch members, now that we have been here for quite a while. I do find that it's good to put a face to the posts when I have seen a pic.

Willem posted a good pic on MPG members and also Helen had one on there (with a caving helmet on I remember). Rudi's avatar used to be a pic, although it wasn't all that clear. Of course when I think of beans I just get this picture of a barking dog!

Anyway, if I can hack the technology I'm willing to have a go - I seem to be geting over my reclusive phase at last.

Cheers, efriendly
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Posted 06/15/05 - 9:34 AM:

i went by myself but i wasn't technically alone - at the actual campsite and also on the lake there were other campers in the vicinity, swimming, fishing, sailing. but in the early morning as the sun was coming up over the lake i went walking around the nature trails by myself which was a gratifying and soul-fortifying experience. the trees were so peaceful, serene. little animals running amok just doing their thing. it occurred to me that walt disney must have done his fair share of camping to have found inspiration for his cartoons. these little critters have so much personality. especially the quail, running this way and that with the little tassles dangling from their heads. they were cracking me up.

as for photos i did take a few of myself on this trip but i don't know if i'll be sharing any shots of my face, at least not from this bunch. me without my makeup on? yikes!

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Posted 06/15/05 - 9:46 AM:

a barking dog? yeah, i get that a lot.

i love waking up in the false dawn. mornings are the best bit about camping, i reckon.

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Posted 06/15/05 - 2:22 PM:

i don't think i've ever seen a false dawn, sounds pretty cool tho. where's your favorite place to go camping, s?



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Posted 06/15/05 - 11:30 PM:

the beach is my favourite place to camp, l. too many nasties inland. the false dawn is an odd kind of light; indirect, it seems to have no source. then it gets dark again, the stars reappear and then the real dawn starts. it's that feeling that you have the experience to yourself while everyone else is asleep and missing out. there's something 'christmas morning' about it. it is pretty cool.

i've only slept next to a lake once (for three days); they're a bit rare down here! but i haven't been camping for quite a while, so will have to have a vicarious experience thru you. what's the lake experience like for you?

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