Sunday, May 06, 2007

CT River Canoe Trip 2005 Part 2

We packed up the Cherokee, and headed west. Our first stop on this trip was Soapstone Mountain in Ellington, CT. The first few days of this week were going to be spent camping on my family land in Ellington, and on Todd's family land in Lake Luzerne, NY. By the time we got to Ellington, it was too dark to set up a camp site. Neither of us had ever camped there, so we didn't have a spot in mind. We got back into the car, headed for town (Manchester, CT) had dinner at Red Robin, and took a hotel room by the Buckland Mall. (It was surprisingly easy to smuggle dogs into this particular hotel. I think it was a Courtyard Marriot.)

We got up, got some breakfast, bought toothbrushes at Wal-Mart (because of all the things we packed, we forgot toothbrushes) and headed up to Ellington to make camp. After making camp, we went to see my Dad and brothers near by, and putter around in town when we discovered that the Cherokee was leaking oil. We found a mechanic, and managed to get some new parts and get it repaired. By the time it got fixed we were ready to go back to our campsite, chill out and call it a day.

The next day we woke up and I showed him all over the land that I played on as a child. I had named every rock when I was a kid, and I told Todd the stories behind every rock, every tree, and every little thing on that land. Then we packed up to head once again. We stopped in to wish my Grandmother a happy birthday, and continued west to Lake Luzerne.

We arrived at dusk, and made camp. We headed into town for dinner, then went to settle in for the night. The next day Todd's family joined us, and we hung out with them all day. Then to Rutland, Vermont to contemplate the necessary object for our canoe trip.

The canoe.

To be continued.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took Pman two years to buy a canoe. The man researched every minuscule detail of every brand. *sigh*

May 7, 2007 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger BJ Knapp said...

Who knew buying a canoe would be so involved. Tune in next week for that installment. LOL.

May 8, 2007 at 11:26 AM  

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