There were definitely some snags to my weekend, and things that went somewhat wrong (drive up taking an extra two hours, for example), but I had a wonderful time overall.

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I learned, among other things, that camping in 30º weather is kinda fun, as long as one is appropriately prepared.  (I felt much better about the huge pile of stuff I packed–particularly the extra sleeping bag as supplemental sleeping pad–when I woke up on Saturday morning, all toasty and warm.)   And I’m also happy, yet again, that my circulatory system is highly functional–if most of me is warm, my extremities do pretty well, too, so I never quite got to the point of putting on socks.

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When I parked my carshare car at the festival yesterday morning, the woman who parked next to me seemed really surprised that I’d travelled so far to get there.  It was totally worth it.

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(I have what I hope are better foliage pictures. They should show up on Friday.)

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fire!

I love campfires. It was great to hang out with the Third Street Ravelers on Saturday night, when the people I was supposed to be camping with fled to places with heating. (I approve, quite heartily, of my friends not freezing.)

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while waiting for a dal samosa

The festival was mobbed. This was on Sunday, which was much less populated than Saturday, but there were still lots of people everywhere.

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bwahahaha

I wasn’t expecting to see fiber-related cars after passing the I-87/84 exchange, but I saw this car on rt. 206 in New Jersey.

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It was dark by the time I got home and settled, so pictures of all of the stuff I bought will have to wait.

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