Weekend overnighter

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  1. Andy 315

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    Three buddies and myself made time for a quick overnighter this past weekend. My buddies are brothers and one brought his son. Between three of us there was a Marine, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. The son is currently active and has traveled the world. Great young man and really enjoyable to be around. Us other two have long since been discharge. My Marine buddy has diabetes bad. Really bad. Every other month he is up at the VA having parts of his feet removed. So that being said he doesn't get out much so it was great to get him out and into his kayak and a little camping fun.
    We arrived Saturday morning and quickly realized we had way too much stuff to pack into 3 kayaks as some of the pics show. We did manage to actually paddle to a site but the one tandem yak got swamped and had to be unloaded. Eventually we got the gear to shore, had a rather quiet and relaxing evening. The next morning it was a repeat of the tandem yak being swamped again. Sorry for the lengthy post and some marginal pics. KIMG0178.JPG KIMG0173.JPG KIMG0182.JPG KIMG0185.JPG KIMG0189.JPG
     
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    Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing with us and for your service.
     
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    Your camp was well organized.
    I would expect no less from service members.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words sir.
     
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    Thank you and your friends for your service.

    Nice outing and nice camp set up.
     
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    I added the military part without explaining further. We had a run in with a conservation officer. He was giving us misinformation and contradictory info right from their own website. It all ended well but as a parting shot added he was ex military. I didn't ask.
     
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    Very nice outing, it looked like tons of fun!
     
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    Always good when old buddies get together! Thanks for taking us along!
     
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    Thanks
     
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    It was good to get out.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    Agreed. It must be a "service thing." I LOATHE a cluttered camp.
     
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