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Goodbye camping

Right before the pox descended and knocked me out of life for two weeks I went on a camping trip. It was just my kind of camping too–in a cute cabin deep in the woods in Oregon.

As cute inside as it is out

Way back four years ago one of Clark’s classmates in nuke school was Kahlia. I didn’t really know her that well in South Carolina but when we moved to New York we only lived a street away from her and it was great to get to know her better. It was a happy surprise to find out that she was getting stationed in Washington near us at just after we moved here.

Sadly her job was one where she could be pulled to go to Afghanistan and although she will still be stateside for several months receiving specialized training she will eventually be sent there. So she invited Clark and me to go camping at her family’s cabin as one last hurrah with her WA friends. Clark wasn’t able to go but I went and had such a happy, relaxing time.

The cabin doesn’t have a tv, or a computer and it doesn’t really even have cell phone reception. It was so strange and nice to just unplug from life. We took in the scenery and ate (and ate, and ate) and enjoyed the nearby creek. I was really happy with a lot of the photos I was able to capture and I am so glad I got to spend such a special time with Kahlia and our mutual friends.

Throwing rocks in the creek for entertainment

Part of the gorgeous creek

A quiet morning of reflection down by the creek (with coffee)

Kahlia’s family dog, Molly, showing the best way to relax at the cabin

Me, showing another great way to relax at the cabin (that’s a smore made with a Reese’s peanut butter cup! Sooo good.)

Kahlia’s parents at the waterfall we all hiked to.

All the girls in front of the waterfall.

Caught this sweet moment while out hiking.

Mt. Hood is a short drive away and impressive. It was a great way to cap off the trip.

Comments

Comment from Mom
Time September 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm

How incredibly beautiful! I want t go there!

Comment from David/Dad
Time September 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

Nice hiding place, you two. Peaceful photos.

Comment from Bonnie
Time September 22, 2011 at 12:58 am

Gorgeous cabin… now that’s my idea of camping!

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