Over the weekend Chris, Bobby, Ian, Jonas, Josh and I headed north-east to Broken Bow (near Beavers Bend State Park) for our annual camping trip. Also joining us were Bosley, Caleb, Colby, Dawson and Skylar – los perros adventureros.
Bobby, Ian, Chris and I have been going since every year since 2000 (well we did miss one year), and we have “camped” in East Texas, the Hill Country, Lake Texoma and Beavers Bend. By far, this year’s camping environment was the best. The cabin was phenomenal – very large, huge kitchen (very important for our camping trips), sleeping for twelve people (mostly on/in bunk beds), large porches and a good distance between the next cabin. I think the only negative (and to me, this is very small) was the closeness to the highway, so you could hear traffic (sometimes causing a barking frenzy).
The company is always good on these weekends, and we were lucky to have Jonas and Josh join us for the entire weekend, and on Saturday, our friend Travis drove up for the night.
One thing we always say during, and after our trips is that we certainly eat well. While this is true, and I love everything we eat, I especially look forward to breakfast on our final day. This is where we take all the leftovers and assemble them into a feast. There are the staples (like eggs, biscuits, bacon, etc), but then you add the remaing chicken and vegetables from the kebabs, or the baked potatoes (to create hash browns) and you have the most incredible smells meandering through the cabin to wake everyone from their late night drinking slumber.
Highlights (and lowlights) from the recent adventure:
- The food (as mentioned) – we ate like queens pretending to be kings
- The friendship – loving friends that laugh with you and at you
- Our dogs – for sharing quintereophonic barking at the best times
- The booze
- Bosley’s accident
- My starting the weekend with a migraine
- The nature trails, and the beautiful weather
- The cabin
- The fire gods and fairies – for given us the joy of wathcing you dance
Of course, in the techy age that we live in, there are plenty of pictures to be shared (as my three previous posts suggest). Not only can you view a selection of pics from Chris and I, but also Bobby has posted some images.