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I finished Swiss Family Robinson yesterday. Ever since we got the Kindles for Christmas I have been tearing through the classics since you can get a shitload for free at Gutenberg.org. I am all about survival stuff so it was a super fun read, despite all the inaccuracies and all the god talk. Just like in Robinson Crusoe everything is "providence this" and "providence that". I guess it's like the saying, there are no atheists in foxholes, neither are there castaways who are not continually gushing about the lord (except Tom Hanks). Of course, it was the lord who crushed your ship and stranded you on the island but, you know, he has his reasons. /rolleyes/ I started The Time Machine yesterday (it's super short) but I think I'll read The Tempest after. I want to ride this castaway theme for a bit longer. I tried to read it last year but it was on my phone and that was a pain in the ass, especially for Shakespeare.

We went camping out at the river from Thursday of last week 'til Monday and it was an absolute blast! Got lots of sun (but not too much sun), ate burritos and pizza and cheeseburgers, got into territorial pissings, had special guests from near and far away, floated around on ginormous inflatable things, got blitzed around the campfire, watched fireworks (twice!) and got to know new and old friends even better. We've got a couple more trips on the horizon but I'd like to get out even more. Seems like the summer started so late for us here that we haven't got our normal quota of camping in.


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Jul. 7th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
It was definitely a bad spring weather-wise. It rained for the entire season! Then the older boy (who likes to go camping with me) had summer classes to get out of the way and now it's hot. (Plus we're going on a Family Vacation next week- this week! It's starts Saturday!) I haven't been camping at all yet and I've only been out dayhiking three or four times.

I'm totally deficient in dirt time.
Jul. 9th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
It's kid's lit and primarily considered a girl's book, but I totally loved Island Of The Blue Dolphins as a kid. Must've read it a half dozen times growing up. One of these days I'm gonna re-read it for shits and giggles. It's loosely based on the true story of Juana Maria who was stranded on an island off the coast of California for 18 years in the 19th century.
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