Friday, February 23, 2007

Too early to think camping?

I was just thinking, "Maybe we should pull the tents out and see if they are in good shape for the annual camp out?", then we may as well set them up to see how they take cold climates. Memorial Day weekend isn't so close I can feel it, but what are the chances of having near 80 degree weather two years in a row? Making the camper "liveable" might be difficult enough to eliminate a few planned activities for that weekend. We just might be crazy.



If, by chance, we need a shovel to find our canned goods (stored in the camper at HITWRA) and propane for the coleman stove, we'll still have beans on the fire, cold beer in the berm, and we'll leave the light on for you.


9 opinionated prattle:

Stan said...

Hey, it is never to early to plan. In fact, I have laready acquired my own personal camp chair, not a recliner but I think I can build a base where it will recline. As for planning, I got a call from Arizona this morning at 7:00 am, we may have four additional family members showing up. They were calling for information about when we gather and what days they should arrive for the festivities. If they come come it will be Don's children, Donnie, Dee Dee, Donnie's wife and teenage daughter. They will fit right in. Just a touch crazy but what can you expect when you ocnsider who their father was.

Stan said...

After seeing your pictures, I decided that I had best check out the HITWRA, the snow has compacted nicely and will support your weight. It appears that "Glacier Ravine" has filled in nicely and with the settlement and freezing of the snow, we could possibly make it well into June before "global warming" destroys your beer cooler. We will need a designated "beer cooling area" this year as it appears several snopw boarders will want to take advantage of the run as well.

Stan said...

Seems as if everyone is getting "spring fever", talked to Lanny and Sharon in Arkansas this evening, they have heard so much about the HITWRA and Memorial Week, they may consider a trip north as well. We may have to build an emergency access road up to "Midway Ridge" (formerly the camp of the Wood Peckers)to accomdate the overflow. I also have a feeling that Everett may also show up!

JD Plumma said...

Doesn't hurt to have outside interest. We just need to set up the toll gate for glacial hikes and viewing our natural wonder.

Good to hear you took 3rd in the tournament. You had better watch your new chair come Memorial Day!

Heidi said...

That would be great to have more people to share our craziness. We need to make sure to talk to the Alaskan cousins also. But with all the extras we may need to incorporate the eagles nest into some camps.BUT....

I think before I camp, all the snow has to go!! except maybe enough to build a cooler.

Stan said...

The "guest list" continues to build, talked to Brotehr Bill on the phone (twice) yesterday, he confirmed that he is definately heading north on May 1st! He did not mention anything about horses, however! Today, he is heading into Washington D.C. today to deliver a truck load of Keebler Cookies - of course D.C. is shut down with a major snow strom. Speaking of cookies, when you see the "Girl Scout Cookie Queen" would you ask her why all the trans fat has been removed from the GS cookies, that was the best part of the cookie!

JD Plumma said...

This ISN'T a cookie forum.

Stan said...

But we like to gather at your site, it is so homey!

JD Plumma said...

Did you mean, "It is so, Homey!" ?

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