I went camping over the weekend at Cachuma Lake with a fun group of people. It was great…it felt like we had taken over the place. I hadn’t been around a huge group of people like that in quite a while. When I used to go scouting, this was something that would happen several times a year so it was something I always expected and looked forward to. When you become busy with your own life and get sucked into school, you tend to forget about the things that go missing. It was a warm feeling…to be around so many loud and funny people again. Friendships like these are what I treasure the most. We might not see each other for long periods of time…but when we do meet again, we pick up right where we left off.
I have camped at Cachuma many times before but it had been a while since the last time. It’s a beautiful camp ground with a beautiful lake and lots of cute little birds and lizards. During the day the sun was out and it was hot (my face is peeling as I type this…) and the nights and mornings were cold. I was freezing Saturday night. It was ridiculous and embarrassing on my part as I was wearing five layers of clothing plus someone else’s jacket. I had been sitting next to the fire for so long that when I finally showered when I got home, I could still smell the smoke in my hair afterward.
**Sidenote! The night sky was so beautiful. I couldn’t believe it.