Camping at the Temperance River

Trip Start Sep 18, 2005
Trip End Oct 16, 2007

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Jeff and I left for the North Shore for some trout fishing on Monday June 26. We got an early start but turned around right away because Jeff forgot his sandals. Once back at home we also discovered that we had forgotten the cook stove. Good thing we went back! (We will later discover this is not the only thing we forgot.) We get to the spot where Jeff likes to camp. We start to unpack to get ready to set up the tent. As soon as I see the tent Jeff has brought I said, "Did you bring the bag with the poles?" , "Did you bring another tent?" He said, "There was more then one bag?" Any way I thought for sure we would be going to the hotel to spend the night! No way, I have a genius for a husband! We went and cut down 5, 16ft popular trees. We lashed them together and tied down the fly using trees and more sticks. As soon as we got the tent up it started to pour. We sat in the tent and watch the top of the tent puddle up with water and the water run in through the zippers of the windows. Again I thought, that the hotel was in sight for the night. But Jeff can fix anything thing! Once the rain stopped he was able to tighten things down so the water didn't come so fast. We had no leaks all night. We ate breakfast and went for a walk before going to fish. We fished for a couple of hours. Jeff caught a couple, and kept one. I had a couple of bites. We decide it looked like rain again. Bugs were getting bad. I had several bad bites on my neck already. We decide to pack things up and go home. Too bad it started to pour before we got everything packed up. So it all goes into the truck wet. The sun comes out as we drive home and Jeff says "Lets stop and fish at one of his favorite holes." He really wants me to catch a fish. As we get ready to walk in a mile and half to his spot the clouds start rolling in. We are walking through foot high grass and puddles to get to this spot. We also have to walk under a electric wire for a half mile. We get to the spot and it starts to thunder in the distance. Jeff says no problem catch a fish and we will go. I'm scared but I'm fishing! We are there for what seems like an hour but I don't even think it was that long. I am getting bites, and Jeff has caught two small ones. All the time we are standing under this big wire fishing in the thunder. Finally Jeff says, "Okay maybe we should go now." I have been ready to go since we got there! I get very upset because the storm is really close now. I try not to walk under the wire but...any way it starts sprinkling, then it pours as we get to some tree cover. starts to hail!!! I beat Jeff to the truck! Of course he was carrying everything because I was so upset. Needless to say we did survive the storm. But now we are really wet and so was more of our gear. We got home around 10pm and spent today drying things out. It was a short but memorable trip.
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rsielaff on

Now I know why you two got sick. This seems like a trip from you know where.

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