This past weekend I went camping for the first time in many years. It was really great, I got to make a few new friends and get to know a few other friends better. I am not a natural camper, so the night before we left I did not sleep at all. This made me unpleasant the next morning. Once we arrived in Maine I settled in pretty nicely and had a truly good time even through the massive down pour that happened thankfully just after we set up our tent. Although my hangover Saturday morning did prompt a few thoughts of going home to my shower I'm really glad I stuck it out, triumphant does not begin to describe how I felt at the end of the weekend. I plan on going back to Beltek next year, hopefully with the same awesome group of people.
Here's a picture of my feet (on the left), this is just before we left the camp site on Sunday morning. Look really closely, they are totally covered in mud.
Dirty, dirty feet.
I was happy to see vendors selling things (necklaces, t-shirts, various glass and wood creations) in one area of the festival. At the Official Beltek booth there was a man cooking crab rangoons, egg rolls and pad thai. The pad thai was awesome! Such a great surprise! This man made every order fresh in a small single family sized wok. Really fresh, really good.
Anyway, had a great time despite the mud. Saw some awesome sets spun by some very talented DJ's. The great music combined with some unexpectedly good pad thai made the whole weekend really memorable.