Monday, July 6, 2009

Camping: a place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers.

Wow! What a weekend! Ben, Emily, Justin, Chelsea, Joey, Tab and Kevin (and me) all went camping up the Ottawa River over the weekend! And it was amazing.

We got all our gear together, then the four of us hiked in to the camp on the beach! Perfect sand. It was so gorgeous - except that it rained the four days before we got there, so the hike in was wet, muddy and our socks and shoes were soaked by the time everything was set up. But it was entirely worth the hike in. We got our tents up, started a roaring fire and ate some deliciously juicy hot dogs.

I love nothing better than camping. To get away for a few days - no cell phones, no internet, no traffic lights and car alarms, no distractions. Just nature. Completely surrounded by nature. It's wonderful. To survive on what you have, and swim/bath in the river, brush your teeth from a creek, go to bed smelling like campfire. It's truly the best experience.

I'm glad we actually organized ourselves and went - because it was my second last weekend to do anything with these amazing friends in Ottawa. Gush!
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