memorial day at camp valley view

June 2, 2011

i try to keep entries that don’t involve knitting to minimum
since it’s kind of the point of my blog.
but because brooke insists,

“the holiday weekend is over.. we want the scoop on the “mild debauchery” – dish dude, dish.. we want the nitty gritty of your weekend.. don’t hold back..”

i’ll tell you about my weekend at camp valley view.

just to keep things legal,
here’s some knitting.
i’m testing knitting this little ditty for my friend andrea.
when it grows up, it will be a kimono-style sweater.
when it has a name, and is available to the world,
i’ll give you more details.

but back to my weekend.
i’m afraid brooke is going to be disappointed.
when you’re traveling with four old married ladies
there’s only so much debauchery that can happen.
let’s not forget i did say mild.

i mean, there was everything you’d expect of five dudes at a rustic cabin in rural pennsylvania:

walking in the nature,

artistic expression of the inner self,

cigar/ettes and beer and campfires,

the grilling of meats,

skipping stones,

lounging about,

a best friend,

buying of junk,

and excessive blurry photography.

there was also stuff the camera didn’t capture like nude sunbathing (i was not present for that), nighttime nebbing in trailer parks, tons of wildlife (beavers, deer, an opossum, a toads, a baby rabbit, rednecks, loons, and many many porcupines), and peeing anywhere that wasn’t inside.

if that’s not enough, i did make a bottle of whiskey disappear.
that’s pretty debaucherous.

really, though, trips like this
are about getting away from our lives,
no matter how good or bad we think they are,
and just being a less complicated version of yourself.

at least that’s how it was for me.
i got some quality thinking time in,
and left some of my highly traumatic couple months back behind with the flies.

hope your memorial day weekend was a good as mine,
but somehow,
i doubt it.

12 Responses to “memorial day at camp valley view”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Nude sunbathing, eh? 🙂 I got a visual….ok. wait… it’s gone.

  2. brooke Says:

    No kilt wearing men? I am sadly disappointed. I was mildly naughty..if patron shots count…lovely get away…glad to hear you had a good time.

  3. the harpy Says:

    Those flower pictures made me ridiculously happy.

  4. Sally at RivendaleFarms Says:

    Sounds absolutely perfect and just what you needed. (And I agree with the harpy, the Artistic Impression shots were the best! Thanks for the terrific giggle!)

  5. Stephen Says:

    let’s hear it for hot meat grilling, says this married vegetarian.

  6. linda cannon Says:

    Great Guy Debauch. Just what you needed to move on. Sounds like it was fun and you have great friends. Hold them close.

  7. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    Back to nature, always good for healing, putting trauma in perspective, leaving it behind. And fun, too. That nature looks idyllic.

  8. Andrea Says:

    So, I got excited when I saw you were making something for a friend named Andrea. Then I remembered that there are more than one of us fuckers.

    …then I wanted to remind you that I also look good in green. 😉

    (when can I drive to see you?)


  9. Carmel Says:

    Sounds Perfect!!!

  10. Anonymous, too Says:

    I hate to tell you this, but this is not mild debauchery. It is Girl Scout camp without the s’mores.

    Still, rest & relaxation with good friends is sometimes more necessary than any amount of debauchery. Glad you had a good time.

  11. misa Says:

    “…and just being a less complicated version of yourself.” I love that. Thank you for the very mild debauchery.

  12. Tamara Says:

    I’m so glad I didn’t have a mouthful of coffee when I got to the “artistic expression of the inner self”, else I would have snorted it all over my precious Mac!
    Effin’ hilarious, thanks for the laugh!

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