Proof of survival

You’re probably wondering what happened to Cassie on her camping trip. Was she eaten alive by bugs? Was she eaten alive by bears? Why is she writing in the third person? Something must’ve gone wrong.

No, my friends– all is well. In fact, camping might be my new favorite pasttime. I slept well in our cozy tent, managed to rescue a frightened young boy from a locked bathroom, and ended the trip by spending too much money on clothes for my new internship at Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. More on that later.

For now, some visual content for those of you curious to see just what went on during my camping trip with John to Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware. I believe the pictures speak for themselves, creating a lovely play-by-play of our long adventures spent outdoors. Imagine your favorite summer music playing in the background to create the perfect montage:

tent living

traveling lightly on bike

underground bunkers

one of many lookout towers

sexy Chiquita blowing in the wind

excuse me, I believe your house is drowning in sand

sunset on the dunes

John likes to wink at cameras

I’m already getting excited for our next camping getaway sometime in the fall, which, amazingly enough, is not that far away. I’d be more bummed about the fact that summer’s end is in sight, but there’s just too much to look forward to in the coming months. And I say that without a hint of sarcasm.

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  1. You have nothing to worry about in terms of bears, until you head to the Olympic National Forest in Washington state. It’s against all rules to NOT have bear canisters, and there are bear wires set up in even the remote camp sites 3 miles up the mountains… That’s when you should be concerned!

    Looks like you had a fun trip!

  2. Camping is an amzing experience, but England it tends to rain a lot so looks like your camping was more fun in sea and sand!! you’ll be an expert camper in no time 🙂

  3. It looks like you had a ton of fun. I’ve never gone camping in a beachy area before so I really need to get on that!

  4. Wow looks like you had a great time! I haven’t been camping since I was a kid and this is making me want to go again!

  5. Never tried camping myself. Nature hates me.

  6. Just got my first Feedblitz update.. We’re alive! See, I told you there wouldn’t be bears.. Listen to Patrick — he has a phone with the internet on it! As for talking about yourself in third person… Google tells me it is often viewed as a symptom of narcissism.. See also: Ophelia

  7. Looks like fun! 🙂

  8. ah! Would you two like to come camp with us one weekend? We’ve been meaning to go camping at the reservoir for a weekend. I’m looking forward to it being a bit cooler (something about blankets and hot chocolate… and bonfire mac & cheese…)

    This trip looks SO relaxing. The beach is beautiful. Sandy toes.

    ps. thanks for your nice comments.

  9. Man…you know how to camp. That looks like so much fun. The last two times I went camping…epic fail.

  10. Kristen Schlaffer says:

    You two should have dug out the house!

  11. Ok. See, you never showed a pic of the bathrooms. When you’re camping it’s all about the bathrooms.


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