Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Move along now

Just got back from a camping trip with Red that ended in complete disaster. It started so promising with a visit to Red's best friend "Cake Baker" down in Austin. We had a great time watching the Saints win with some crazy Louisianians.

The next day we charged up with coffee and headed out to Colorado Bend State Park, about a hour and a half drive from Austin. The weather channel called for 60's and sun with an overnight around the 40's. What we got was 60's and clouds and an overnight in the low 20's. Needless to say, camping in sub-freezing temperatures is a miserable experience.

We woke up to find a thin layer of frost covering everything, looked at each other, and decided mother nature had won this time. After retreating to the car and trying to resuscitate our trembling limbs it was clear that we weren't going to be camping another night.

Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise because now I have more time to catch up on my reading. Diplomacy is a fascinating book and fills in the gaps, but with a such a huge cast of characters, countries and alliances, it takes a lot of concentration to keep everything straight.

All for now, I will upload a few photos from the camping trip as soon as I can find the camera.

Dutch Man


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