Thursday, September 1, 2011

Labor Day Camping!!!

It's finally arrived!

Ever since graduating from college I have thought it would be fun to get a group of friends together for a few days. Well, this has finally come to fruition! After a year of feeler emails, voting, and organizing, we will all arrive at the same state park tomorrow night. Everyone's signed up to bring one meal and knows their tent group! 3 campsites, 14 people (two had to back out due to family stuff with the hurricane), and 4 dogs. Too fun.

We plan on making this a tradition, as Labor Day is not a common family holiday and it's a great way to ensure that we spend time together for at least one weekend a year. There are many friends who could not make it this year, but plan on coming in the future. Perhaps one day we'll upgrade and head to a beach house, but for now we are happy to be together around a campfire and in the great outdoors.

We are very excited. Pictures to come!

Here's a picture of our hike to McAfee's Knob with a good friend, Malcolm, and his friend.

We actually did this hike on the day when most of our family was experiencing the hard rains of hurricane Irene. I suppose we are too far west and therefore only experienced extreme humidity and then dry breezes. Afterwards we went to The Homeplacw where they serve family-style and ole country cooking. Did I mention that it's all you can eat? And it's not a buffet! The perfect post-hike meal.

Who wants to visit and head there?

Have a wonderful three day weekend!

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