Sunday, October 18, 2020

Bocce and a Giant Rocking Chair

I know it may be hard to believe but this weekend we went camping. At a state park! We did have some special guest campers with us though, which spiced things up. Both Zoe/Spencer and Viry/Lolo joined in on the excitement. 

The great articulator of our time.

I feel like I drive past this old water tower in Bourbon, Missouri a lot these days. Each time I dream a dream, that it was filled with bourbon.

There's a lake of stew
And of whiskey too
You can paddle all around it
In a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

I saw an inchworm walking its weird walk on a picnic table. Wikipedia:

"The geometer moths are moths belonging to the family Geometridae of the insect order Lepidoptera, the moths and butterflies. Their scientific name derives from the Ancient Greek geo γεω (derivative form of γῆ or γαῖα "the earth"), and metron μέτρον "measure" in reference to the way their larvae, or "inchworms", appear to "measure the earth" as they move along in a looping fashion."

Today we set up shop at Onondaga Cave State Park.

We decided to pop over to Public House Brewing Company, set up next door to St. James Winery. I generally think of their wine as what would happen if a fruit tree took a piss into a bucket of sugar, but the beer was pretty decent.

They have a really nice outdoor set up which doesn't require ever going into the dreaded indoors. Indoors is just not the place for a discerning gentleman these days.

Zoe was sipping a beer, minding her own business, when a gumball fell off the tree above and right into her drink. That sweet natural flavor.

They had free bocce ball which was really the icing on the cake. Now we have to come back!

We visited an amazing roadside attraction. Amusingly this was the largest rocking chair when it was built but it has since lost its crown. From its website:

"To be certified by Guinness as the World's Largest Rocking Chair, the chair had to rock, which it did when first built. But the massive, multi-ton chair was so terrifying in motion, and Danny was so worried that tourists might flip it over and kill themselves, that he had the chair permanently welded to its base."

There was a little shop next to the chair that had weird sodas and fudge.

Back at camp we did some grilling.

There was a decent amount of wandering in the woods looking for logs to burn.

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