Well, so long Summer 2009. Our weekend camping trip capped a most excellent summer. I know, Labor Day is next weekend but the kids are starting school this week, and I have a date with a chainsaw and a bunch of alder oak for the winter wood inventory. I also have to clean my roof and gutters and get all that crap ready for what will most likely be one wet fucking fall and winter up here in the Pacific Northwest.
So this camping trip took us to Ike Kinswa State Park, a choice little spot on Mayfield Lake, about 30 minutes east of Chehalis, WA. We went with my good friends Scott, Jeanine, and their daughter. Jeanine and I became friends on a vanpool we rode together during the early 2000s after we found out that we grew up 15 minutes from each other in Dallas. And didn't even know it!!! Anyway, these friends aren't nearly as wild as me and some of my other friends so I didn't get crazy, but Scott and I did polish off a bottle of Jack Daniels. Besides, there wasn't a church nearby anyway (inside joke there that some of you know about now. heh).
So here are some random pictures below for your enjoyment. BTW, after watching the Blue Angels show over Lake Washington earlier this summer (must have been at least 1,000 boats on Lake Washington I'm not fucking kidding!) and camping next to Mayfield Lake this weekend, I promised my kids, and now to the entire world, THAT I WILL BE BUYING ANOTHER SKI BOAT THIS WINTER! I am now financially ready. For those who don't know, I lost my Sea Ray in my nasty divorce during 2004 and haven't been on the water since. It's time. The water beckons me, and I do live in the boating capital of the world. I know how to have some seriously outrageous fun on Washington lakes, Puget Sound, and the San Juans. And I can't wait to get back to it. My kids can't wait either. Summer 2010 is gonna rule.
This last picture is a long-exposure shot without the flash and on a tripod, so the kids were doing the ghost dance.
Hope everybody had a kick-ass Summer 2009. I know I certainly did. Holy shit!!! My liver probably looks like a raisin!!!