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Category: camping

05/29/16 07:10 - ID#60507

Camping at East Otto State Forest

From Friday until this morning, we went camping with Jeremy in the East Otto State forest. There you can camp in one of twelve or so cleared camp spots, no reservation or fee needed.



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.
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Category: camping

01/03/16 01:22 - ID#60382

Happy new year at Allegany State Park

For the new year, we headed down to Allegany to glamp in the cabins. Glamping it was - the cabins had heat, a stove, a fridge and a chirpy smoke detector. Our cabin had (e:heidi), (e:dianne), Pierce and (e:flacidness), and Tyler in it.

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".

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Sparklers
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Howling Auld Lang Syne at our loop neighbors while their ball dropped
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Double fisting some sparklers
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(e:paul) had much time cuddled up in an 70 degree cabin.
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We didn't get to hike much but there was a short colorful walk around the Red House lake.
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Have you ever seen such a perfect snowflake?
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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!
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Category: camping

08/16/15 07:13 - ID#60163

Weekend at Brushwood

We went down to Brushwood for one more time this summer to hang with (e:Heidi), (e:dianne), (e:libertad), (e:xandra), Tanya and Jonathan, and to celebrate (e:flacidness)'s birthday. Unfortunately I still have a non charging phone so there are few pictures.

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.

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Category: camping

08/02/15 08:44 - ID#60148

Dionysis at Brushwood

Warning - flowery butts ahead!

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.

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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.)

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And (e:paul) weaved us some beautiful flower tails, which ended up in Terry's hair.
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Category: camping

07/20/15 12:55 - ID#60121

Sirius Rising at Brushwood

This year was much better than the last. We only were down for Saturday but the weather was perfect. (e:uchina) came and we all had a happy fun time frolicking in the fields next to a fire spewing Tonawanda Coke levels of emissions.

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).
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Category: camping

09/01/14 07:34 - ID#59356

The rest of the week

I have never had such a relaxing and fun week. It was hard to leave by the end.

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(e:paul) the holzjaeger
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So much book reading, we could have started a book club. I had a terrible German romance novel to read
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We ate well - Terry cooked a lot of delicious food
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Some served with toasted buns
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And I made a lot of quesadillas
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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.
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And a lot of naps
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Canoeing and kayaking around the lake - I felt beastly by the end
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Fires every night
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I think this is an appropriate tag for a Suburban
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I can't wait to go back.
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Category: camping

06/26/14 11:59 - ID#59118

Brushwood And Allegahny

We went down and camped in Brushwood on Friday and Alleghany on Saturday. The fireflies at both places were really amazing, although we were a little early for the synchronous ones. I would have loved to stay at Alleghany more.

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.
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Category: camping

05/26/14 07:43 - ID#59018

Jones Pond Pt II

After the cleanup, (e:joe,59017), we headed out to go c(gl)amping with (e:yesthatcasey). We ended up deciding to go back to Jones Pond again, the other option being Brushwood. I have to give props to Casey for being open minded and coming to gay camp with us. It was very tame but he did have to put up with straight jokes and come ons from the resident senior citizens.

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.

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The cross pool we swam in it for hours on the second day
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Feuer
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Wine teeth - like kool aid mouth but for adults
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Old man party - vaguely military themed
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One of many cheesestick trips
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We got to wear sarongs around - Paul and I had mini-sarongs.
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There was a drag show the second night. Casey was outgayed at this point.
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Category: camping

05/18/14 08:36 - ID#58996

Jones Pond

Saturday we headed out to Jones Pond to glamp with (e:flacidness). The weather was a little chilly and rainy but we made the best of it. As soon as we got there we were sucked into this day drunk party of retired gays. We managed to get away after a little bit, and hung out in the cabin while it rained.

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
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(e:paul) getting forced to drink
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Bathroom artwork
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Category: camping

05/12/14 12:04 - ID#58971

Spring camping at Brushwood

Yesterday we got back from the first camping trip of the year at Brushwood. Absolutely good times.

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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.

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The Brushwood hoarder bus (e:paul,58969) wonders about

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Someone hung tampons in the tree - glad they weren't used

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The first night it rained most of the time. (e:paul) was not a happy camper.
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But he did have a gaybrella to keep himself from melting

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Dead things

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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).
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The next day was a lot nicer weatherwise. Paul and I even got to go nackt. Not long enough to burn though.
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Lots of frisbee and balls
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The patent-pending firebuilding method from Paul

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Schoen
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Terry made us a nice eggy breakfast Sunday morning. Then we packed up to head home and get ready for mother's day.
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Kyoot.

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