Monday, July 25, 2011

three kinds of camping

The first week of July we returned to Schroon Lake for the first time
in two years. Last year we never made it up, having widely decided
that mid to late July was the perfect time to visit Disneyworld, as it
is that magical time of the year that you get to enjoy both record
crowds and dangerously hot temperatures. But that was last year.
This year we returned to Schroon Lake.

I already posted one photo from there, I'll put some more up shortly.
It was a great time, but it is a lot of work too. It is a long drive
up.

We got back on Satuday the 8th. The following week, the boys were in
cub scout twilight camp, from 6 to 8:30 pm each night. The boys
really enjoyed this. This was a cub scout camp centered around one of
the most fun ways boys have to spend time without playing video games.
Yes, shooting stuff up.

There were three stations at the twilight camp, and the boys rotated
through them each night. First there were BB Guns, then Archery, then
Slingshots. All very safe, all very well organized. But still, this
involved me hanging around the camp every night. This lasted Monday
until Thursday, July 14th. Then, the 15th, we moved onto the next
camping expedition.

Anna Michener was a volunteer for the Potomac Appalachian trail club,
and they named this cabin for her up in the Micheaux State Forest
about an hour northwest of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was about a
one mile hike in on an easy trail. We spent the weekend there, eating
marchmallows and generally relaxing.

So that was three sorts of camping, in a row and I am exhausted. I
think at this point I am ready to spend a little bit of time indoors.

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