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    FL>Ocala National Forest, Lake Shore CG>COTM Annual Camping Retreat>Oct. 9-13, 2014

    This is the annual camping trip for our church, Church of the Messiah, Episcopal Church. There will be mostly ground-dwellers and probably a couple of RVers (but no generators). Counting Gumbo and me, there will be at least two hangers. We hope some HF folks can join us and share some of your expertise with the uninitiated. Maybe we can convince a few them that we aren't so weird for sleeping in the trees.

    This is a church outting but I promise nobody's going to try to convert you. We are Episcopalians - we welcome everyone and we won't tell on you if you drink a beer!

    In the middle of October, the weather should be beautiful. We'll expect to have meals covered, but as always, bring some survival food. It's drive-up camping with drinking water, showers and flush toilets, fire ring, lake for kayaking & fishing and besides Gumbo will be in charge of chow, so uh.... what more incentive do you need??
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    Here are some links:
    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/la...O&parkId=75399
    https://www.facebook.com\events\1447607018814883\
    (that's a facebook event page - let me know if it doesn't work.)
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    It does sound fun so far.....Autumn, piney woods, hammocks, Gumbo in charge of food....

    If I'm not coaching soccer or my kids playing this fall, it's a go for us. I'll find out closer to September.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    Sounds like a lot of fun if my darling is going to feed me. My only caveat would be if I might still be in Maine. It looks like I won't be joining you for the Goat Island Hang, my wife rescheduled my annual physical so that we could be in Va. for our Granddaughters birthday, so this could be our first chance to get together again.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Hmmmm, this could be the first outing of the next hiking season!
    Mike
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    I'll always up for a get together! As long as you don't mind a lowly Baptist/Assembly of God type!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilricky View Post
    I'll always up for a get together! As long as you don't mind a lowly Baptist/Assembly of God type!
    No worries! It'll be great! We Episcopalians always love to have someone new to share our Baptist jokes with.
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Hmmmm, this could be the first outing of the next hiking season!
    Maybe the weather will be cool enough for your lovely wife to come out too. No electricity but we did manage flushing toilets and showers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo View Post
    Maybe the weather will be cool enough for your lovely wife to come out too. No electricity but we did manage flushing toilets and showers!
    I will certainly work on that!
    Mike
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    Oh, goodie! Hope I'll be here.

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