Nov 28-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: November: Nov 28-10
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Photos by Terry Johnson
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Photos by Terry Johnson

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 07:09 am:

You might want to take a whack at splitting some wood before you come in. This week's Shoebox Memory from Terry Johnson captures the feel of a home-away-from-home in the woods, if you've ever done any winter camping or hunting. For me these scenes trigger memories including the smell of canvas waking up in a tent... the incense of wood smoke as you throw another log on the fire... and probably the odor of a bunch of guys who need a shower. After a few days like this, my wife calls me her "unwashed mass" :o)

It's a fact of life here up north. About mid-November the manly half of the population disappears for a few days in the wild, while the deer hunting widows may enjoy a girl's night out, or just hold down the fort until the mighty hunter returns. Usually about Thanksgiving, stomachs start growling for turkey instead of venison, so life gets jolted back to normal. The gear gets put away, the guys get a bath, and company comes over for dinner.

We hope it's been a good holiday for your family. Have a good week :o)


Donna (Donna) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 08:00 am:

And the Great White North is a cooler for the case of PBR's! A staple of the hunt. (or whatever label appears!)

By Mark Groenink (Mark) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 09:09 am:

My dad use to make the trip into you U.P. woods with several of his friends. That was back when they had to ride the car ferry to get there. I have pictures that look a lot like todays pic. To those of us that camp in RVs tenting in the U.P. in November seems a bit extream. But than these were guys that had not that long ago returned from WWII so it was probably a great vacation.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 10:16 am:

Thank you also 4 sharing the Norman Rockwell picture. One of my favorite illustrators.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 01:02 pm:

Now that's what I call a UP hunting camp!! J

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 01:15 pm:

That tent to the left, of the first picture, sure does bring back a lot of memories as a kid going camping, green canvas. LOL

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 05:16 pm:

This is REAL camping!

Brings back memories of the old army tent we used back in the day! Still have it but haven't set it up in ages. It has probably rotted in the canvas bag and it would break my heart to find that out..... maybe just leave it as it is.

Thanks for the great memories ~ sure do miss camping with my Dad!

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 05:26 pm:

Just the opposite here. After 3 days of turkey we are ready for some venison tonight.

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