October 26, 2005
A Fine Weekend
We went to Black Moshannon State Park lacated a few hours west in beautiful Pennsylvania. Man, was it ever a trip!
So, we used Mapquest to get there. Bad flippin' idea. Let me tell you our new van is a lemon. The gas pedal wwas stuck, and it idled at about 50 mph. bad. So freaking mapquest got us lost.
A desperate cry for help
I fell asleep on the floor. About 1:00 AM Ian woke me up and made me get in the seat and buckle up really fast. Dad had pulled this sweet u-turn move from the right shoulder of the road under a red light. The police caught us. I was in the seat in time. No tickets there. To make this long portion of a long story shorter, he was the nicest police man ever. He 'escorted' us through a convoluted detour and network of little roads that our good friend mapquest forgot to mention. So, ticket free, he let us into the park. Thanks, super nice police guy!
We had arranged to rent a cabin in this park. When we got there, the key was not in the door as agreed. In the pooring rain, for about three hours, we chased the hope of getting into this dry space to sleep. Waking up different random people at hours progressing on toward three in the morning, we came closer and closer to sleep. Eventaully we woke up the right guy from clues we gathered from other bewildered people that we aroused from their pleasant little dreams.
So, at about 3:00 AM we got into the cabin. yea! The coolest part is that MY FAMILY ROCKS! we loved every minute of this most misfortunate series of events. We laughed and had a great time.
Me with my awesome brother Ian
The park was beautiful! The leaves were in peak in some places and just past in others.
The woods as they should be.
The woods as they were this weekend.
Ian and I split wood for the people in the other cabins. They were a bunch of city-slickers. there were 12 small dwellings there. We, being from a wood-burning family actually enjoy splitting wood. We heat our house solely with wood.
We went on some hikes and rode around on the back of the van through the woods and stuff like that.
We hiked up the back of an ex-skii mountain. It was quite tall. The slope was still mowed, and really freaking steep. I, IN A STUPID IMPULSE, decided to run down the slope. I sprinted down. Soon, it was all I could do to remain on my feet. It sounds dumb, but it was one ot the scarriest things I have done. It reminded me of the time when I jumped out of the bus and fell over... So yeah, running down the skii slope, I only broke my big toe nails on the front of my shoes and didn't gat all cut as in the episode of the bus...
See, I got a tattoo too!
Ian and I fought over this gravel pile for a while. Have you heard of "king of the hill" (the game)? That's pretty much it. He gave me a mean old king wedgie ripping the elastic of my underwear almost off, and throwing me down the rocks. Don't think he's mean, it's just how brothers function.
I took up the new hobby of flipping over logs that lie on the ground over hiking trails. (don't try it at home.)
This is the longest post ever! goodnight...
Posted by shane on October 26, 2005 11:18 AM
It's better on here.... pictures are a good thing
Posted by: sha'uri on October 26, 2005 12:02 PM
I did not post this on here. One clue is the caption for the picture "Me with my awesome brother Ian." haha. no. just kidding.
I think that Ian wanted to post from my name because I accidentally posted that one about the inherent evil of cats from his name.
Posted by: Shane on October 26, 2005 12:14 PM
I love the brother pictuure, you guys look so jolly. And a little high... good mix.
Posted by: Laura on October 26, 2005 12:39 PM
Posted by: Anonymous on October 26, 2005 12:41 PM
I like that first picture..
The dead marshes.... yess..yess.. that is their name..
Posted by: Gollum on October 26, 2005 12:42 PM
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Nice post... whoever wrote it.
Posted by: Anonymous on October 26, 2005 12:59 PM
Wow... nice paintings...
Posted by: sha'uri on October 27, 2005 08:53 AM
gorgeous. i was there once... yet another place for me to visit sometime soon.
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