Scott's Surprise Party!

Saturday-Sunday, June 2nd-3rd, 2007

Crystal, Sean, and I organized a surprise camping trip to Deception Pass for Scott's 30th birthday party. Dustin, Magic Joe, Eli, Chris, Davan, Sean, Ray, Scott, and myself all went, and had a great time!

1: Shortly after arriving, we headed for the beach. Here we have Magic Joe, Dustin, Sean, Ray, and Chris.
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2: Scott is pretty excited about this.
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3: One of the first things we did was have a four-square game. This attracted a lot of attention from the other vacationers at the park!
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4: An action shot!
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5: Sean prepares to unleash a deadly serve.
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6: We eventually adjourned back to our campsite for lunch. Or beer and danishes. Whatever.
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7: Not the healthiest of lunches, but probably no worse than beer and danishes.
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8: Setting up camp in the midst of lunch.
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9: Dustin enjoys a tasty sandwich.
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10: Magic Joe enjoys a tasty beverage.
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11: Random macro shot of an evergreen.
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12: We went on a brief walk around the campground, stopping occasionally to play hacky-sack.
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13: We had a salmonberry bush in our campsite.
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14: A field of some variety of asters.
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15: Back to the beach for more four-square and beachcombing! Here we see Sean and Ray on stick-patrol. (Sticks are essential to a good camping experience. You can whack things with them, poke at stuff, or even use them to toast marshmallows if they still seem to be clean enough.)
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16: Rock-ball! Using a log of driftwood as a bat!
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17: Eli, Ray, Chris, Davan, and Sean on the beach.
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18: Davan tries his hand at rock-ball.
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19: Eli was taking his turn when Scott decided to take it up a notch.
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20: Scott's log proved slightly too large for rock-ball, so other folks found other uses for it.
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21: "Other uses". Heh.
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22: Back at the camp, we discover another useful thing you can do with sticks—make fire!
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23: Fortunately, we had a licensed pyrotechnician on hand to show us a better way. And beer.
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24: Dustin, Ray, and Eli cook up some hot dogs.
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25: The next morning . . .
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26: Scott cooks us breakfast!
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27: And breakfast for himself, too.
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28: Eli enjoys the morning.
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29: As does Sean.
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30: Scott cooked an egg in the fire, and then attempted to eat it with tongs and a Leatherman.
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31: We drove to Deception Pass proper and went on a small hike. This is looking East across Deception Pass by the base of the bridge.
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32: Wildflowers were abundent--I think this is a Spring Beauty.
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33: Indian Paintbrush.
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34: Hooker's Onion.
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35: Scott and Ray at the summit of our hike.
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36: A cautionary sign on the base of the Deception Pass bridge.
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