I don't always get distracted but whe...SQUIRREL!
- Jul 8, 2009
Dude! I was way back on the other side of Laurel Falls one day going back deep on the trail to get to some of the old growth trees (which are really cool I might add!) and I was in an area where you really couldn't tell about any approaching weather until it was too late. That storm was about a 30 minute HEAVY pour with lightning going off all over the place. I managed to get under a rock overhang barely big enough for me to fit and stayed semi-dry. Anyway, when it was over I headed back but the funny thing about the trail, it literally crossed Laurel Falls. Wellllll, when I got close to the falls I knew I was in trouble because you could hear them a long ways before you were supposed to. That thing was booming! You couldn't get across. I was the one guy sitting on the other side by myself while several folks were on the other side (the correct side) of the falls. They were yelling some things at me but I couldn't hear. It took it several hours to get decreased enough that I could get across down below the falls on some of the bigger rocks.Explain that to my wife who does not agree. She mentioned something about me being able to light up her life, but not like that.
Being from PA and having lived in the Pocono's, nothing near Philly is in the Northeast of PA. But we would love to have you.Before I begin, may I say, I have followed the Fort Wilderness disboards for many years, and I had always hoped to one day attend a dismeet. But, the group tended to meet in Disney, during the school year, while I was teaching. And, then, several years ago I retired, and when you all began planning a Disney get together for this past October, and off shoot get togethers in Pigeon Forge and the Lake George area, I was thrilled. I could be the Queen of Get Togethers. I could attend all three! Heck, I could even actually cook (or find a pretty good looking Costco dish to bring). And, then COVID hit and there was no way in H E double hockey sticks that we were traveling anywhere outside of our local area for 2020. So, when you all began talking about a Pigeon Forge Dismeet for 2021, I starting feeling pangs of excitement again. And, I am considering making a reservation for the Dismeet campground in hopes that we could come. BUT, there is no vaccine yet, and I am guessing we won't all be vaccinated (assuming people decide to get vaccinated) unitl the end of 2021. Now, and, please, please, please, just wondering-are the rest of you not as worried as people in my neck of the woods-we live in northeast Pennsylvania (outside of Philadelphia) about COVID? Or when you are at the dismeets do you super social distance? Because I am not sure that 2021 is firming up to be any more COVID free than 2020 was. But, I would love to attend an event and finally put faces to names.
@PaHunter You are completely correct. I meant the southeast.Being from PA and having lived in the Pocono's, nothing near Philly is in the Northeast of PA. But we would love to have you.
Agreed, it is not just about avoiding catching it but the effects afterwards as well. We are booked for several trips for 2021 and I have been saying we will see where we sit in the new year as to which ones we keep and which ones we don't. The bonus I see in using your own RV is know know the level of clean, and you can mitigate the rest.