January 07, 2008

Winter Camp

I got back from Fort Obie Winter Camp yesterday. It was a lot of fun. It was good seeing the guys again and choking down a beer or twelve. I was seriously over prepared for this event. Based on my experience with these guys and some of the stories they've told I was expecting an over-period correct event with no modern stuff. Come to find out, this is a relaxed event meant just as an excuse for the guys to get together during the off season.

I brought a ton of food with as I wasn't sure what the eating arrangements were, only to get there and find out that I really didn't need to. However, my contribution to the snack table of pepper cheese, pickled mushrooms and herring fillets in mustard sauce was much appreciated. And even though Will made fun of me for bringing a cutting board, they all sure seemed to use it, especially when slicing cheese.

Speaking of Cutting the Cheese. You stick that many mean in the same place all drinking beer, eating bean soup, pickled stuff, cheese and sausages at night you get a symphony of body noises. Holy crap! I would wake up in the night to hear everyone snoring, blowing arse or burping. Add to that the couple that talked in their sleep, it got a little unnerving. To hear someone mutter in their sleep, "Don't worry, it'll be over soon. It's not going to hurt" really creeped me out! I was rather happy I was sleeping with a knife.

Saturday night, reader and commenter Petey decided that his mission in life was to make my eyes water with his gaseous emanations. There are a couple of benches at the fort that aren't going to need to be sealed because he gave them a good shellacking with his arse juices. If that wasn't bad enough, most of the time I was sitting right next to him. There was a couple of times someone broke wind that I really wished I had no sense of smell.

It was a great time and we all had fun. The weather was warmer than I would have liked. I kid you not it hit the sixties on Sunday and was in the mid forties on Saturday. That warm weather melted all the snow turning the ground to mud. It really sucked. Plus I sleep better when it's colder.

Posted by Contagion in Re-enacting life. at January 7, 2008 06:28 PM | TrackBack

I bet I know who one of the gasey ones were. He brought the aroma home to share with me also!!

Posted by: red at January 7, 2008 07:15 PM

Noxious Vapus aside, it sounds like a good time...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at January 7, 2008 09:04 PM

Between the 2 gallon pots of chili and ham 'n beans, life was good. Ilse is a spectacular cook. Good German cooking. At least I didn't cause everyone for 10 feet to run away to avoid aphyxiation. Mine were mostly for sound effect, not aroma, although, there were a few in there.

Red-you are right.

And it was way, way too warm. But not as warm as some other years. In the past, some guys flop camped outside.

Winter camp at Trego was warm last year, at a high of 17 degrees. So that will be better.

Posted by: Petey at January 7, 2008 10:02 PM