Algernon's Afton

Algernon wanted to treat the troop to some good R&R outta the city. So we packed our packs, took the Z-Breeze to Evanston, transferred to the N-Blast and landed at a little lake called Murphy in Bridger National Forest.

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It was close to dusk when we arrived, so we set up sleeping arrangements immediately: girls on one side, boys on the other. The Upper Twin was having a bit of separation anxiety about the matter and bent Edward's ear about it.

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Pascal, Penny and Silas prepped the camp fire for our tin-foil dinners. Why is it that you can stare into fire and never get bored? Why is it that food always tastes better when camping?

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I'm usually always up before the sun—especially when the temperature drops below 40º.

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Having separated during the night, The Twins were chilled due to the lack of body heat.

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Algernon spent some time listening to the pines and watching the mist rise off the lake.

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When Roman woke up, he began an immediate hunt for wild flowers...

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... which caused Stilts to follow, whistling something from Tom Petty.

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Yvette and Edward made some real progress in understanding the difference between bird calls and bird songs

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Pascal found his camouflage with the Indian paint brush and then immediately consumed them.

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Just when we thought she couldn't get any better, Sophia pulled out a real show-stopper / jaw-dropper: tip-toeing on water.

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Black Jack, Penny and Silas conjured Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer to help raft the lake.

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Summers are for outings and camp outs and QT in the great outdoors with your favorite peeps.

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