Every year we take a long weekend to bond with "the boys". You got it...no girls allowed. It's a guy's weekend of doing what you want, when you want with minimal attention to rules. Click on the pictures to enlarge and use your browser Back button to return to this page.
|<== Dan wins ...but it looks like he cheated a little. I think next year Matt will take "the Master".||
|Where's Keith this year?|
Damian paid a
visit this year, but Girlie Boy Tim couldn't make it.
<== A new generation of arm wrestlers.
Dan is smiling but check out Artie. ====>
We didn't do "The Boys"
trip in 2000 and for 2001 we changed from the state campground to a private one.
Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. We had a couple of pretty decent adjoining camp sites
and there were plenty of activities for all.
The set up...............
Relaxing while the big boys set up camp.
<== Art and Jared
<== Dan and Mike
The boys ==>
Keith brought his pet butterfly
We went to Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. again. We had the same two adjoining camp sites that we had last year. No pictures of Eric this year. He didn't get dropped off until Saturday and I forgot to get a shot or two of him.
|<== The group minus Eric... sorry buddy.|
|The setup....lots of room. ==>|
|<== Return of "the hot dog shirt" by popular demand.|
|A little game of Bocce ball....thanks Keith. ==>|
|<== There's a storm a brewin'|
|Covering up...... ==>|
|<== Putting stuff under cover. The camp site turned into a river on Friday night, but Saturday and Sunday were great.|
We went to Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. again. Keith and his boys couldn't make it. Josh is in the Navy and Eric had town functions to attend to. Matt had to work all weekend. So, it wound up being me, Art and Jared, & Dan and Mike. We picked two sites close to where we camped the last two years and it turned out we liked these better.
|<== Mike & Jared unloading the truck.
Mike and Dan ==>
|<== Ron's new haircut and the camper replacement tent.
Dan "sucking it in" ==>
|<== Jared taking his turn splitting wood.
Mike & Jared relaxing. ==>
|<==Dan grilling the dogs and burgers for
supper the first night.
Art doing his thing. ==>
<== Dan doing HIS THING.
The camp! ==>
|<== Chicken for supper....night two. No
pics to prove it but Dan grilled up some great sirloin on night three.
Artie looks relaxed ==>
|<== Comfortable set up.
USA 2003... "The boys". ==>
|Dan, next year bring the big tent.|
We went to Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. for the fourth year. We had two good adjoining sites and a larger tarp for more rain protection. This year we had Art and Jared, Dan and Mike and Ron and Matt and Eric. Keith was recuperating from an operation and stopped by Saturday for a little eat and drink. We had pretty good weather and were protected by the big tarp from what little rain we had.
<== Dan, Art, Ron & Keith
Art rain proofing Eric's tent ==>
The tradition continues ==>
Dan being Dan ==>
New camp radio ..Thanks Faith :) ==>
enough chicken Dan?
Dry wood is still the key ==>
|Mike, Dan, Keith, Matt, Eric, Jared, Art and Ron - Team USA!|
We went to Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. for the fifth straight year. We the same two good adjoining sites this year as we had last year. In attendance were Art and Jared, Dan and Mike and Ron and Matt and Keith and Eric. We moved the date up a bit to accommodate Matt because he was leaving for boot in a couple of weeks.
|Matt, Mike & Jared||Dan, just relaxing.|
|Artie||Unloading the firewood.|
|Keith looks relaxed too, Camping must be good for you. :)||Matt and Art|
|The camp! Art's Taj Mahaul tent is new.||The wounded watching the card game.|
|Howling at the moon??||The kitchen|
|Another shot of "The Camp".||At the pool.|
|This is what camping is all about.||And don't forget the fire!|
|Cribbage is the camp game of choice.||For all....|
|The adults :)||Ron and future Marine Matt.|
Another year of the "boy's camping" is over. We are anxiously awaiting the 2006 trip. See you soon!
We went to Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. for the sixth straight year. We the same two good adjoining sites this year as we had the previous 2 years. In attendance were Art and Jared, Dan and Mike, Ron, Keith and Eric and Josh who had missed some years when he was in the Navy. Matt couldn't make it as he is in Japan.
|Dan and Keith||Keith setting up the Rebel flag|
|Jared is looking good (and he knows it!)||Cribbage is still the game of choice|
|New grill this year.||3 stoves this year. The new one broke :(|
|Dan & J-Rod checking the financial pages||Keith looks lost!|
|It was in the 90s. Shade was good!||Dan and Josh. "Want to arm wrestle Dan?"|
|First time one of "the kids" helped cook. Thanks Josh!||99 is supervising?|
|SHADE was GOOD!||Lots of doing nothing going on.|
|The Crew||How do I set the timer?|
Another year of the "boy's camping" comes to an end. See you in '07.
We went to Acorn Acres in Bozrah, CT. for the 7th straight year. We the same two good adjoining sites this year as we had the previous 3 years. In attendance were Art and Jared, Dan and Mike, Keith, and Eric and Josh made it again. Matt couldn't make it as he is still in Japan.
|Eric helping with the setup. Nice to be young!||Eric & Josh at the horseshoe pits|
|Dan & Keith||Artie relaxing!|
|Art's new kitchen setup.||Keith brought some steaks|
|Josh brought steaks also. Man did we EAT! !||Tim showed up & you can see what happened.|
|Always have a fire!!!||Where's your helper Keith?|
|Meyer being Meyer. "I am the king"||Cribbage is still popular.|
|Site cleaned up & ready to go home.||"The kids"|
Another year of camping is over. See you in '08