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Labor Day is about Camping


I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day holiday this weekend. Of course my little buddy Young Naturalist J’s family and other friends were camping here in Allegany this weekend. They are always soo good to me and did someone say fun? . . . . I will let the following pictures show you how much fun we had!!

4 against 1

Who doesn’t love a game of dodge ball on the beach.


Then a game of volleyball before the sun sets.

Forest Dodge Ball

Anyone for a game of forest dodge ball?

3 . . 2 . . 1 . . Go . .  Go . . Go

You have to love when you’re their main target!

I also have to thank my two guest bloggers for helping with my nature blog while being attacked by dodge balls. If you happen to miss them, Pam did a wonderful post on Interrupted Ferns and the Fern Finder Guide that she uses.  Then Young Naturalist C did a wonderful post about her Whale Watching Trip she took while on vacation at Cape Cod.  I really appreciate you taking the time to do these wonderful posts!

16 responses

  1. I can’t wait to go camping._it loks like you had lots of fun!-I’m a little bit more solitary about my camping though.

    3 September 2007 at 8:18 pm

  2. Lokks like you and the other naturalists had a great time.

    3 September 2007 at 8:37 pm

  3. Glad you enjoyed your weekend, Tom!! Looks like loads of fun!

    3 September 2007 at 8:49 pm

  4. What a wonderful weekend for a camping trip!

    3 September 2007 at 9:30 pm

  5. Tom, we camp inside lately. LOL! Looks like a lot of fun! I like dodge ball but badminton would be cool. Yeah, I’m a dork.

    3 September 2007 at 9:57 pm

  6. Marg

    What you mean Labour Day isn’t about trooping through the forest for a new banding site? I knew we were doing something wrong?

    Looks like you guys had fun! I did too-saw three lifers today-Snipe, Solitary Sandpiper and I can’t for the life of me (get it?) think of the other one-will have to check Richards book.

    3 September 2007 at 10:19 pm

  7. TR

    ~happy weekend fun to you! Labor Day is a good time for the outdoors.
    There’s a tag game bouncing around the blogger pal net. I just got tagged and am tagging you!
    If you think it would be fun, post 6 idiosyncratic things about you and tag some other blogger pals to post on that theme. 🙂

    4 September 2007 at 1:34 am

  8. So glad you had fun. And see taking a break from blogging doesn’t hurt. Don and I were just talking about going camping again soon. Your blog sure inspires me to get out into the woods.

    4 September 2007 at 8:03 am

  9. Looks like quite a little camping trip there – glad you had a good Labor Day!

    4 September 2007 at 9:49 am

  10. Wow… how do you spell duck? It does look like you had a really great time and I’m glad to hear of it.

    4 September 2007 at 4:12 pm

  11. Welcome back, Tom :0) Yes, you were well-covered during your absence.

    I’ll bet you’ve still got wood smoke in your hair . . . lucky!

    4 September 2007 at 4:13 pm

  12. @ Larry – Camping with big groups is fun!
    @ Barb – We had a blast, thanks!
    @ Pam – Thanks and it was!
    @ Ruth – The weather was perfect!
    @ Mary – With your heat I would be camping inside also !
    @ Marg – I do need a new banding site but if their was something else that I would rather be doing, this would be it. Very cool birds!
    @ Toni – breaks are great and I needed it! Where are ya going? Stop in and say hellow if you come to Allegany!
    @ Marty – Thanks and it was for sure!
    @ aullori – lol and it was!
    @ Cathy – O my goodness, I was wasn’t I?? I probably should wash my sweatshirts but I am not going to because I love that smell!

    4 September 2007 at 8:20 pm

  13. Hey wait a minute I don’t see any tents, but I do see a comfortable camper, now that is my type of camping. Looks like you had a great time Tom.

    4 September 2007 at 11:47 pm

  14. Three against one? EEK! ;c) Hope you were able to dodge a few.

    5 September 2007 at 6:33 am

  15. Tom, isn’t it amazing the variety of ways we have to celebrate Labor Day. You went camping, I went to our local city’s end of summer festival, other bloggers went to parades. And some even got to see fireworks.
    I agree with Cathy–nothing beats the smell of wood smoke–and your first picture captures the whole ambience of camping.

    5 September 2007 at 8:39 pm

  16. @ Bernie – I am looking into maybe upgrading my tent to a pop up! Much easier on the back for sure! We always do!
    @ Jayne – many times it was three on one but the other way! Poor Young Naturalist C was the last one many times!
    @ KGMom – It is wonderful for sure! But it’s all about taking a break from work and enjoying life! Awww!

    5 September 2007 at 10:12 pm

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