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Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« on: December 01, 2014, 09:17:43 AM »
Today it's all sleet and ice. Ugh. The weather this past weekend however was gorgeous. The high was in the mid-60's and the lows at night around 40, a nice change from the frigid temps we've been having. Circumstances didn't allow for the backpacking trip we had planned so we packed the car full of gear and drove out to the family land.

It was a beautiful evening. All the snow from last week was gone but things were still a bit damp. We got camp set up enjoyed the sunset.


Showed off for the missus by making a F&S fire. No photos unfortunately. We had a runner set up for the pup, but he was kind of freaked out by someone shooting the next property over, so he waited it out in the car.


It was a clear night and remained fairly warm past dark.


Taters and spam for dinner. Then hot tea and bourbon by the fire. We could here the coyotes all night, then a bunch of turkeys toward morning.


Next morning, coffee, oatmel, dried fruit, etc for breakfast. We started roasting some sweet potatoes. Once the fire was down to embers we stuck the yams right on 'em and let 'em go till we got back for lunch.


Went for a romp down in the hollow.


I was moving when this pano was shot, but this gives you a good sense for the landscape.


Toward one end of the hollow there's a spot where people had dumped a bunch of garbage many years back. A lot of tin cans, jars, bottles. There are parts of a wood burning stove scattered about.

There's a hole in my bucket!






Instant terrarium.


Lots of nice moss in the area.




Walking the property line. Purple means KEEP OUT!






Another view across the hollow. We always joke that our acreage would double if you flattened the land out.


Towards noon the sun was kind of in and out behind the clouds that were moving in. The temp starting dropping rapidly.


Finn, as always, having a good time. Yes, still on leash. Sorry, guys.


By the time we ate lunch (perfectly roasted sweet potatoes included) it probably went from 65 to below 50. We took our time and lounged a little.


Finn was ready to go home and sleep on his own bed. Poor baby.


Thanks for looking, fellas. Hope you're all doing well. :)
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 10:34:34 AM by diogenes »
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 09:43:36 AM »
Looks like a great place to spend some time.  Thanks for taking us along.

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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 10:39:34 AM »
Nice photos Diogenes.  Fall is great time in the woods and those kind of days are too few and far between.

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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 11:01:55 AM »
Great pics! I love the moss macro shots. :thumbsup: Looks like a fun time.

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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 11:04:20 AM »
Nice time!  That's great you get to share it with your spouse too!  Enjoyed your report! 
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 11:05:41 AM »
Best time of the year for camping, I always thought.  I'm glad to see you guys took advantage of some of the last of the great weather to enjoy it......those days may be numbered when it gets this late in the year.   You're lucky to have family-owned acreage like that to get out on when the fancy strikes, too!

I really enjoyed the family camping shots......not everything has to be a major survival situation.  As always, I enjoyed your photo post, but I have to draw the line at the roasted yams......something that I've hated since I was a kid. >:(
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2014, 01:11:49 PM »
Awesome pics. Looks like another great time! Thanks for sharing.

I love that land. It's nice and hilly and easy walking... *sigh* around here, before snow flies, it's like walking in a jungle. I miss hills and trees like that.

Don't sweat leaving Finn on a leash until you know both of you are ready for otherwise. He's your buddy, and that time you lost him for a few days must still be on your mind whenever you're out. Soon enough you'll feel comfortable enough to let him run free again.

Awesome post, D!

(Roasted yams sound OK to me, Wuffy. What are you going on about?) ;D
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2014, 03:03:36 PM »
If I ever needed an emetic, a spoonful of roasted yams or Lima beans would be just what the doctor ordered to have me retching my guts out! :puke: :rofl:
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 05:04:30 PM »
That is too bad Wolfy.  I just love sweet potatoes,

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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 05:46:02 PM »
Sweet potato fries, baby! Mmmm!


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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 05:59:48 PM »
It's hard to believe such an innocent face was able to cause such mayhem last year  ;)


Cool moss in the broken jar pic
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 07:07:16 PM »
That's some beautiful land you all have, and awesome you were able to get some time away there.  I know what you mean about the snow and temps, sounds like we're having about the same thing. 

Even though Finn has to be on a leash, I'm glad you're still taking him on your outings.  Our dog won't stay close very long, and we have to get him on one as well.  The time out does him (and us) good though!

Your pics are getting better and better, and these are all awesome!!

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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 07:23:25 PM »
It's hard to believe such an innocent face was able to cause such mayhem last year  ;)


Cool moss in the broken jar pic
Oh, com'on, look at that grin! I'm not fooled by them big old "who, me?" eyes! :)

NOT... to mention those debonair whiskers he has happenin'! Nope. Ain't buyin' it Finn! You're a rascal! ;)
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2014, 08:57:04 PM »
I agree. :thumbsup:     Given half a chance, he'd be off like a prom dress! :rofl:
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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2014, 12:22:28 AM »
Cool pics...hungry now!

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Re: Quick Overnighter at the Family Property - Nov. 2014
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2014, 08:12:17 PM »
I agree. :thumbsup:     Given half a chance, he'd be off like a prom dress! :rofl:

 :rofl:, guys.

I'll say that he is maturing. He's been good around the neighborhood and at parks lately, not straying or at least coming when I call him. But his downfall is his chase instinct. That's why we lost him last year. It's just those rabbits' fault for being just so darned 'chase-able,' right?

I think, if I kept an eye on him in the woods, he'd do okay. BUT! I don't want to be the one to lose him out there. My wife'd have my head!! :'(

Glad you guys enjoyed the post and I hope everybody's getting some time in the woods, too. I'm determined to take every chance I get this season. I always kick myself over missed opportunities.
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