05/29/16 07:10 - ID#60507
Camping at East Otto State Forest
It was hot as balls, almost 90 degrees and sunny. Luckily we were in a shady area. There was some water but for the most part it was swampy. Only two miles away was Zoar Valley, so if we go down here again I'd definitely go over and swim.
On Saturday night it poured and thunderstormed. Some quick scout thinking saved us with the tarp ((e:uchina)). I was actually scared of the lightning - it couldn't have striking been more than 1000 feet away.
Last Modified: 05/29/16 07:18
01/03/16 01:22 - ID#60382
Happy new year at Allegany State Park
Not only was it new years but Jax's going away party before she moved to Washingotn DC. We met a ton of new people over the weekend. Many of them in the cabin "club chill".
Howling Auld Lang Syne at our loop neighbors while their ball dropped
Double fisting some sparklers
(e:paul) had much time cuddled up in an 70 degree cabin.
We didn't get to hike much but there was a short colorful walk around the Red House lake.
Have you ever seen such a perfect snowflake?
Lots of campfire singing and dancing was attempted. Here is a story about mole ass. Jax is a pretty good storytell - I'll miss her!
Last Modified: 01/03/16 01:42
08/16/15 07:13 - ID#60163
Weekend at Brushwood
It didn't rain at all like it was supposed to. The first night we hung out and played with some fiery devices. Sparklers look cool but are difficult to get pictures of.
The second night was also fun but leaned more towards being a shitshow. I spent a lot of time with (e:Paul) and (e:Terry) walking around watching the meteor shower, and the rest chilling by our camp's fire.
For the record, the didgeridome sounds freaking cool. Paul and I just stood in the field listening to them talk and riff in time with the digieridoo. I want to go visit them next year.
Last Modified: 08/17/15 12:09
08/02/15 08:44 - ID#60148
Dionysis at Brushwood
We headed to Brushwood on Saturday for Dionysis with (e:Terry)'s mom. The weather was sunny and perfect. A ton of Buffalo people including Mike, Seth and Dana were down there.
The night itself was crazy and I talked to a ton of people. Not that I remember any of them. Terry even had a conversation with a skunk.
We blew ourself up a breakfast fire in the morning and had some delicious cheesy eggs courtesy of Terry. (Too bad it was full of plastic and garbage - Brushwood hippies are really the worst kind of hippies.)
And (e:paul) weaved us some beautiful flower tails, which ended up in Terry's hair.
Last Modified: 08/06/15 01:43
07/20/15 12:55 - ID#60121
Sirius Rising at Brushwood
Sadly I don't have any pictures because my naked self doesn't have storage space for a Note 3. But I know (e:uchina) managed some (she had a backpack).
Last Modified: 07/20/15 11:20
09/01/14 07:34 - ID#59356
The rest of the week
(e:paul) the holzjaeger
So much book reading, we could have started a book club. I had a terrible German romance novel to read
We ate well - Terry cooked a lot of delicious food
Some served with toasted buns
And I made a lot of quesadillas
Amazing water and beautiful views. I've never swam so much in a week. Paul and I swam to almost every island in a little over an hour.
And a lot of naps
Canoeing and kayaking around the lake - I felt beastly by the end
Fires every night
I think this is an appropriate tag for a Suburban
I can't wait to go back.
Last Modified: 09/02/14 12:23
06/26/14 11:59 - ID#59118
Brushwood And Allegahny
It was so freaking dark when we walked for the fireflies there. It's insane when the only light your eyes can pick up are from their glow, and you have no idea where you're actually walking.
The weather was amazing, although we didn't have time to swim.
Last Modified: 06/26/14 08:25
05/26/14 07:43 - ID#59018
Jones Pond Pt II
Almost the entire trip was a good time. The weather was amazing, we got plenty of swimming, football, beer and cheesesticks in. It was nice to relax and be outside in perfect temperatures. We found a good wooded camp site away from the open field.
On the other hand, I had fun hanging out among ourselves, but there weren't many people there I had interest in hanging out with. Getting looked at and talked about like pieces of meat gets old pretty fast. Obviously things were busier and a little less crazy for us than last week, but it's not a place I'd want to go back to very often.
The cross pool we swam in it for hours on the second day
Wine teeth - like kool aid mouth but for adults
Old man party - vaguely military themed
One of many cheesestick trips
We got to wear sarongs around - Paul and I had mini-sarongs.
There was a drag show the second night. Casey was outgayed at this point.
Last Modified: 05/27/14 12:01
05/18/14 08:36 - ID#58996
After a greasy dinner, we got ready for a PJ party in the barn - it was real campy and not too many people were dancing besides us. The rest of the night after that was long and interesting - we met all sorts of people including a furry (e:paul,58990).
It's weird, the people there are very old and retirement-homey. It makes me think that Jones Pond is fun, but gay camp is quickly becoming one of those "gay community" things that is fading into the past now that society is more tolerant and integrated.
Didn't manage to get many pictures - hard to carry a phone in a onesie
(e:paul) getting forced to drink
Last Modified: 05/19/14 09:56
05/12/14 12:04 - ID#58971
Spring camping at Brushwood
It was such an amazing day - an emergency called camping came up so I had to leave work early. We met (e:heidi) and (e:dianne) down at the campsite.
The Brushwood hoarder bus (e:paul,58969) wonders about
Someone hung tampons in the tree - glad they weren't used
The first night it rained most of the time. (e:paul) was not a happy camper.
But he did have a gaybrella to keep himself from melting
On top of it the rain, the car died after the first night because things kept running off the battery. Just enough battery was left to hit (e:terry).
The next day was a lot nicer weatherwise. Paul and I even got to go nackt. Not long enough to burn though.
Lots of frisbee and balls
The patent-pending firebuilding method from Paul
Terry made us a nice eggy breakfast Sunday morning. Then we packed up to head home and get ready for mother's day.
Last Modified: 05/15/14 11:46
- going out