Friday, April 12, 2013

Camping Last Weekend

We finally made it to the campground after stopping at a little grocery store for some supplies (beer and hotdogs). This state park ( Paul .M Grist State Park) is great, the RV camping and all the other stuff is at one end of the lake and the primitive camping is on the opposite end. There ended up being NO ONE anywhere near us. We were at the end of the lake right next to the spillway. This worked out great for us since it was time to finally add a new member to our Inbred family. We welcomed our new Brother Loaf then settled in for some celebration.There were no trees where we decided to camp so Loaf came up with the idea to rig up a tarp for shade. Since the grass was so nice and the temps so warm we all decided to skip the tents and just throw our sleeping bags on the ground around the fire. This worked out great for some of us, others were not so warm but we still had a good time. Sunday we got up and took our time packing while we waited for the sun to come out and dry the dew from our stuff. We then loaded up and rode over to Maplesville to eat breakfast. After that Loaf headed home and we came back to our part of the state.

Just unloaded the cooler from Whitey's car and was in the process of laying out Loaf's patch for him to see when he got back from collecting firewood. Too bad Whitey had a sick Wife and had to go home that afternoon. He's getting his life on the right track career wise now so he'll be in the think of it again soon.

Loaf and Bill doing something near Bill's bike.

FINALLY a picture of Ross and his bike without a full face helmet blocking that beautiful smile!

Loaf sat at the table and hand sewed his patch, do you think he was happy about it?

We all played around in the spillway at least a little.

Ross got a wild hair that Bill HAD to ride his bike through this pipe.After a little checking and clearing a little dirt out of the way Bill went for it. You can see we didn't clear quite enough dirt, but that bad ass little XS made short work of it. 

 After that he did a few doughnuts just because he could.

 Loaf doing new guy duty and chopping firewood ;-)

Our official promo pic for our Lynard Skynard/Steppenwolf/Molly Hatchet tribute band.

I'm actually in a pic!!!! I had to use the tripod and timer to do it, but dammit I was gonna be in at least one. I was actually partly in the "band" pic, but I cut myself off by accident.

Good shot of our camping area.

Another one.

Ian's shovel up on the edge of the lake above our campsite.

My Bad Boy up on the edge as well.

Loaf's chopper with my bike behind it. Bill and Ross' bikes were down in the campsite when I took these.

The road above our site on the edge of the lake.

Does that look like a family tree with a single branch splitting off in ANY direction????

I wish we had taken this pic the day before when Whitey was there. I'll get us all in a shot one day soon.

That's it for the weekend, we had a great time and of course I took a ton more pics especially of the stars at night. The sky was so clear it was amazing. I also played with lighting from the fire. I'll probably post some of those shots later after I've had time to edit them.


  1. It is always a blast to get together with your Brothers and enjoy some time together out camping. VERY cool read, and great pics JD!!

  2. Thanks! I love doing stuff like this and getting to share it to help inspire others to get out and play.