Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Six years ago, I had no idea that the friendships I was making would last for years to come. In fact, most of us would say that when we met, we weren't sure that we would even become friends. Oh, but we have. And despite life changes and miles of distance, our friendships continue to grow.

Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to go camping with my college roommates. There's quite a crew of us, since a combination of seven of us lived in a house for two years. I always look forward to reunions with these girls; I leave feeling incredibly blessed, full of joy and 
sore from laughing too much. Also, it is a guarantee that when this group gets together there will be LOTS of hilarious and absolutely, ridiculous stories.

We headed to Pilot Mountain, NC where the forecast was 100% chance of rain for the day/night (devotion, right?!). We spent the day setting up camp, hiking and canoeing in the rain. It was such a blast and things were going smoothly; we were even bragging about how quickly we put the tent up.

Lets just say that very quickly plans changed due to a monsoon. We ended up packing up camp and heading out in search of a hotel. While stopping for gas down the road from camp, we saw a sign that said CABIN and a phone number, so (naturally) we called & hallelujah it was open and available for the night. I know what you're thinking, thats pretty sketchy, because, well, I thought that too. But, it turns out that this was the best thing EVER. A two bedroom cabin with a HOT shower (necessary at this point as I was drenched and freezing), as well as a kitchen and living room. 

We spent the rest of the evening curled up in the living room with piles of blankets and way too many sweets. We celebrated birthdays that had passed, shared stories and reminisced for hours about college and all the wonderful memories we have shared together. It was by far the best camping trip I've ever been on (maybe it was the hot shower or cozy bed) and we're already planning our next trip. This time we'll hope for better weather, but secretly pray for rain so we'll find our way to Danby cottage again.

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