It was an awesome weekend. The weather was great, and no one got hurt.
It was raining when I left town and most of the way up the mountain, but stopped just before I got there. It was around 9:00 Friday night when I pulled into the campground. For me, that is early.
Squatch did an excellent job helping me back my camper through the darkness without hitting anything. We parked it in a spot close enough to level that I just left it hooked to the truck, grabbed a beverage, and went up to his site to enjoy the campfire. My buddy Mike had drove over from Fredericksburg that afternoon, so he was already there along with Squatch, and another guy he knew from his truck camper forum. We spent the remainder of the evening, swapping stories, and catching up. I called it a night around 1:00 am and crawled into my bed for some much needed sleep.
No shock to anyone who knows me, but I slept in Saturday morning. When I woke around 10:30, my buddy Mike had abandoned the camper and gone back to Squatch's site. With the morning light I reevaluated my camper location, shifted it a bit, and set up camp. As I was starting to make breakfast Mike wandered back over and we had a small feast of eggs, sausage, toast, and coffee. It was agreed that no one wanted to take there "nice vehicles" up the mountain mainly because we didn't feel like disconnecting, or having to close up the truck campers. That being said it was decided to set out on a hike to the top of the ridge next to the campground. I stayed back, as I am just getting over being sick for the past two weeks, and didn't want to push my body too hard and relapse. Plus, I knew that another friend of mine was due to drive up at some point and didn't want the site to be abandoned when he arrived.
So Squatch, Mike, Brian and his dog Jukebox set out on their hike around lunchtime. I spent the time relaxing and resting in camp enjoying the 60 degree weather. Sure enough about an hour later my friend Bobby drove up. He and I caught up on things, and build a fire to prepare for that evening. I can't speak to the hike other than the group returned very tired. We all had dinner, then sat around the campfire and repeated the previous night's ritual of story telling, and general laughter. Things broke up just before midnight as the rain started, and we packed up what was outside to ease the morning's departure.
It rained on and off throughout the night however it had stopped when we awoke in the morning. My group broke camp around 9:00 and we headed our separate ways. It was a nice, relaxing weekend and I look forward to doing it again.
Here are a few pics: