Monday, July 31, 2006

“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”

This weekend I went for camping! I love to camp as it reminds me my school day...where we all friends used to camp away from home! It was a concept for me like anyone does today's 'sleep-over' at a friends place :D!!!

“Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.”

But the fun here is you are with all the friends with whom you are in school and always want to be with them for more than school time. Those ghost stories at night and then the cold breeze making us realize its time to sleep he he he it was fun!

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.” ~ Bill Cosby

I was told by many of my colleagues that it's gonna be hot!! and I was kind of disappointed with the thought as my thinking was when we are in the woods its gonna be cold with some fresh air...! BTW I did organize for our project lunch @ Piatti :D...it was amazing ;)

“The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.” ~ Sydney Smith

We reached the camping place its quite a long drive from a place called Gilroy! On the way we saw some deer crossing the roads...I felt more close to the nature now :D.
The camping was at Mount Madonna Park. Guys you wont believe ...I had dressed up in shorts and a tank-top but by the time we reached thereI had to hunt for my sweater :D...it was chilly as winter!!!

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” ~ William Blake

I loved it and enjoyed a lot with all other friends. We all gals went for a trail walk and in the evening there was a music concert! We all went for the concert. It was quite amazing to see the group of three people all the way coming from San Jose and Walnut Creek - in California - to present there creations as a voluntary work.There were amazing country songs...they were old with grand children and they did entertained the audience very well.

Night was with BBQ and camp fire...! I miss my Scouts & Guides days...it was so much fun!It was so foggy that as it started getting deep dark the fog started melting as dew drops and started pouring..only the places where the trees were...

“It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.”~ Joseph Conrad

Well we were near the camp fire so these dew drops didnt affect or made us to change our mind. We sticked near the fire...started singing songs and started having a gala of time. Now even at these camps...America or even in Canada there are rules :D....one should be off to bed by 10:00 p.m. and guys we were at 11:00 saying- night is still young ;) We had our plans...as soon we see the Ranger guys truck coming we used to be in all our low voice and as soon they leave we were back live :D It was quite late when I got in to my tent...and the night was real cold with the dew drops falling as if its raining!

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Morning when I opened my eyes...it just made me feel - what a life...its like a dream to be in the arms of nature and the birds with there chirping sounds telling you its time to wake up! I loved every bit of it and we all got fresh...started preparing b'fast...and by 1 we had to take out the tent!

“The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.”

After the camping coming home back was kind of mixed feeling...thinking the fun is over and now get back to work :D...but at the same time when you reach home you feel...there is nothing better than home-sweet home!
I enjoyed a lot but seems the wave of cold and hot weather made me kind a sick ...with sneezing and stuffy nose:( But hey...am doing fine thats what its all about...;)

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”~ Havelock Ellis

11 comments:

starry nights said...

Beautiful post. I love camping too. My husband does not like the outdoors too much so we dont go.I remember all the camping trips when I was in school and a girl guide.It was a lot of fun and have some sweet memories.

Keshi said...

wow u lucky thing...I wanna go camping too! It's been ages since I even went for a bush-walk U reminded me now...this Summer I'll be heading to the woods :)

Keshi.

neihal said...

camping is one thing I never got to do...and dont think will get a chance in near future...but in time I will try to go atleast once to see how it feels. after all as you say
“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”

Anand said...

hey wow!
U seemed to have had a blast!!
Reminded me of all the fun treks I have done in Blore...miss those times!

Gumnaaaam said...

WOW...sumone really had a greattt tyme...!! :D
Me too having a lash time here these days..as its raining here like anything...n u knw rains na...showw refreshing..but the end is kinda same as urs...stuffy nose Lolz..;)

Manish said...

Nice to hear about ur trip & the fact that u enjoyed it a lot !

rachana said...

scouts and guides camps!!!!! living with school mates all was great fun!

Ekta said...

U post makes me wanna pick up my knapsack and take off for a nice trek!

Dawn....सेहर said...

starry night: Thanks dear! and to know that you also have similar taste :) but yeah I can see why you dont go now :D...hope u hv a gals night and then you can plan for camping ;)
Cheers

keshi: Yes dear cut down on those parties ;) and try to make parties at the camp fire ;) should be fun I must say tht :D
Cheers

neihal: Dear once in life you should taste everything and believe me this is something you will repent simply thinking why didnt I start in the beginning ;)
try hard..
Cheers

anand: Yes dear...am a mountain person and so hiking and camping is like me diving for an opportunity ;)
Cheers

gumnaaaam: I know for you its a celebration year ...so am sure you are having fun :)
take care dear
Cheers

manish: Yes, it was quite a refreshing after a long time :)
Thanks!

rachana: Yes you said it...those times it was always camp-outs :D...I hope you do even now :)
Cheers

ekta: Dear believe me ...just make that decision and move ahead...am telling ya u'll enjoy ;)
Cheers

ammini said...

happy to hear that you enjoyed the camping.

Dawn....सेहर said...

ammini: Yes, I did enjoy only thing was that it was colder than expected :)
Thanks for commenting do come again!
Cheers

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