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    Senior Member Pawfoot's Avatar
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    Hot Springs Report.

    -Yawn-
    I'm finally home, and out of the hot weather [not, its like five billion degrees in this house]. But anyways, I'm gonna do one of my [apparently famous] trip reports.

    Friday morning, five thirty, I started my day. Dad and I drove for about 3 and a half hours to the beautiful land of Hot Springs. Of course, I was asleep for the majority of the trip up. We arrived at the campgrounds at around 10am, way before anyone [besides Nest and his parents] were there. Which is really great for us because we got the first pick of the trees, yay! Worst thing about it? the little blackfly's are so annoying... ehhh.

    Well, it wasn't too long before people started showing up, and introducing themselves, and all that jazz. I gotta say that its nice to finally match some faces with some names.

    Anyways, after most everyone that didn't cancel at the last minute [Coughcoughcoughcough!!!!!!] had showed up, we all walked into town to see what was going on there. The outfitter is actually a lot better than I figured it would be for such a small town. It had just about everything, which isn't the greatest thing for hikers and hangers that see something cool looking and say 'ooo! i want that!'. -sigh-

    Moving on, we all went back to the site, and hung out around the river and talked to everyone about... everything just about. Eventually, the silent auction started, which turned out to be pretty funny. People having bidding wars over the BB, the over quilt, and the snugfit, and then Peanuts and I with the soap [which according to Keith ('Salad' [hahahahahaaaa.....]) I needed, (-grumble-)] Eh, guess you had to be there for that one. XD

    Hanging out around the campfire, (which is my favorite part of camping, besides the people), was also pretty funny. Everything from playing the '20 Questions' game, (which should be called the twenty billion question game) to reminding Fulminated about his marshmallow incident at the Congaree hang. All good fun

    ~

    Day two, waking up to other humans being awake was good, seeing as how I'm usually the only one awake at 7am. Eventually [although very slowly...] people crawled out of their hammocks and we had a really big, and very yummy, breakfast. Then of course we went into town to the outfitter to stare at the pretty gadgets, [and in some cases the pretty girls that are hiking through].

    Then, Fulminated, Rice Gravy [ricericegravyyyyy!!] Keith, Dad and I decided to hike to 'Lovers Leap', which turned out to be a harder [but not really] hike than it looked from the bottom, but the view was amazing. [pictures eventually]
    and what else to do after hiking? Swimming in the river
    and what else to do after that? sitting around and talking.
    yay!

    okayokay. this is getting repetitive, but come on. Its so fun.


    Thats really the only stuff worth posting about, besides the fact that I didn't win the soap, but Peanuts and I halved it all. [woot]

    Overall, it was amazing.
    The people were all great, the food was good, and the 'everything else was good too.


    OOOHH! i almost forgot. So, Stormcrow, McIntyre, Pedro, Dad and I were throwing axes and this shovel at an old dead tree, and it took forever, but I did it! Me + Shovel = Deadly

    Alright, I'm going to wrap this up, because I'm really tired, and hungry, so...
    I can't wait for the next one in june [?]

    ~peace
    ...Says Pawfoot, thats who!! [ Cuz thats how I roll ]
    and Coffins ARE used for transportation...

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    Whoooo Buddy)))) Shug's Avatar
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    Hey Pawfoot .... I like your style of reporting ...... Funny!
    It is cool that you have fun camping and hanging and are good enough to get back and post. good on ye!!!!!!
    Thankee.
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    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    It was good meeting you, Pawfoot.

    And everyone else too!

    Sorry I wasn't very talkative this trip.
    If I had an inflatable tube, I would have parked myself in the river the whole weekend.

    But it was good to HANG out with like-minded peeps.

    Ricegravy, you'd better enjoy that Snugfit.

    If I didn't see you to say goodbye this morning, I apologize. And I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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    It was a Great time.
    And you are right Raw we Needed tubes Im gonna Brige mine to the June hang. tie off to a Rock and soak

    Thanks to Ed for putting this together, It was really great to have met all the folks I had talked to and read posts from.

    Thanks for putting up with my warped humor and mean Daughter












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    Quote Originally Posted by sir White Wolf View Post

    Looks like he's about to murder my gear-hammock.

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    Snug

    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    Ricegravy, you'd better enjoy that Snugfit.
    Oh Snugfit. Oh wonderful Snugfit. Oh warm and lofty Snugfit.


    Quote Originally Posted by thorwren View Post
    I see a lot of pics of Stormcrow on here. I get nightly reports that he is doing well. He'll be back in 2 weeks, and will post his adventure!
    I'm glad to hear it. Stormcrow was a cool dude! I liked his DIY summer 3/4 UQ. He said that he might post a tutorial.

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    Thanks for the report, Pawfoot. I really miss being back there where I could go to these hangouts.
    Bad spellers of the world Untie!

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    Nice report I wish I was able to make it. Maybe I can make the June hang.
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    Great to meet so many new poeple at the hang. Now I'm trying to figure out how to hang my new Blackbird at the house to see if I can figure this thing out. Thanks Ewker for helping me set it up, and to Sir White Wolf et.al. for your help! I'll get it right yet.

    We had a great time. Dropped Nest and Ben off at Uncle Johnny's in Erwin. I only cried for about the first hour. I kinda like my kid and enjoy being around him!

    Hope everyone gets home safe

    A huge thank you to Ed and Karen for another nice gathering. The breakfast was a great addition!
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fulminated View Post
    I know a few of you were wanting a couple pictures I took and I'm sorry for that. I've dissected the camera and it's just broken. Something I'd never noticed before until now. So, I have no choice but to buy a digital camera.
    Not a prob, Hate all your photos didnt turn out for ya man
    But the Hike was well worth it.
    Remember to bring a Tube for the June Hang






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