|A long camping entry
||[Oct. 5th, 2003|05:11 pm]
We got back from camping a few hours ago--it was fun. Except for the exhaustion, but I won't get into that. It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment trip, we just felt like going, so it took a while to get all of the things we would need.
We got there at about six, and found that it was pretty crowded because of the Tarantulafest (a large sign said "in celebration of large, hairy spiders". Weird). Anyway, we found a campground, I set up a little tent for myself, and we made dinner. Then it got darker. We couldn't sleep, so we talked and laughed until about 1:00. And here's the highlight--thedarkcrystal found a place where bats just fly around you and over your head. It was so cool. I love bats. And then I saw the first raccoon. I've only seen a dim glimpse of a raccoon before, and soon there were two just walking around in the light of an abandoned barn-thingy. We watched them for I don't know how long, called angry_crab to see them, and then they left. Then I was able to get six precious hours of sleep, and woke up to a beautiful sunrise.
Hiking wasn't as great--we were all really tired, and my feet hurt so much. Having flat feet really sucks. But it was great all the same. I love the forest, and the hills that are the only reason for them being there at all. The whole valley is destroyed, but up there there is the chance for the forest to last forever. I can't really find words better than that. I really hope you guys understand.
It took me over an hour to get caught up on my friends' page, but I did it, and even though I didn't comment as much as I would have liked, at least there's some comments.
Anyway, have a great day everyone!