Susan Speaks: Here I am!


It’s Friday night as I’m writing this. I’m tired. Overtired. I spent the day doing this:


That definitely qualifies as Only the Good. The steel mill behind the coasters, not so much. Unless you’re at the top of the coaster’s hill looking down at it. Then it’s pretty cool.

Saturday’s a rest day. Good thing I’m Jewish; for us, Saturday is also the Sabbath (not that I’m terribly observant, but it’s cool that the two days for rest dovetail so nicely).

It’s also a day to pack. Yup, it’s the most wonderful time of the year — I’ll be spending Sunday through early Thursday here. In fact, I might even be staying in THAT VERY tent on the right. What tent, you ask? Well, the one in the picture that’s mysteriously disappeared. Seriously. The Tour Manager’s been looking for it for a good 20 hours now. So if you see pictures of Cub Scout Camp that claim to be mine, would you send them home, please? They are wanted. And missed.

Back to the story of my tent. I won’t know until we get there if I’m going to stay in my regular home; I’m thinking of moving more central this year even though it means it’s a bit farther to hike to the bathroom (I figure doing that is a good way to help keep our campsite’s latrine clean!).

Heritage Reservation

This picture does NOT show MY favorite tent. It does show our campsite, though. And a bunch of kids I’ll pretend like I don’t know even though one of ’em’s mine.

I’ve got two posts scheduled to go up while I’m gone. I don’t know if the Tour Manager will have the time to moderate comments or anything, so if you leave a comment but don’t see it, it’s probably held in moderation until I get home.

Have a great week, everyone. Be sure to visit Shelly’s other Only the Good friends, as well as the other Sunday Scribblers. Blogging’s all about community. Let’s build ours together.



  1. Rebecca

    July 25, 2009 5:18 pm

    Oh that looks like so much fun!! Have a wonderful vacation!

  2. Holly Christine

    July 25, 2009 6:03 pm

    The Thunderbolt! And now I’m hungry for potato patch fries and funnel cakes… Have a great trip!

  3. Dee

    July 25, 2009 6:10 pm

    Oh the days of Mom and Me Camp – I am past that now but I remember (I got an award for my bb gun shooting LOL) Have a great time bonding with boys!

  4. Becki

    July 25, 2009 9:21 pm

    If you’re anything like me, you’re frantically packing right now 😉
    Have a great vacation!

  5. Devilish Southern Belle

    July 25, 2009 10:25 pm

    I get so giddily excited whenever I see coasters! Did you have lots of fun?

    Enjoy the camping trip. I haven’t done that in ages!

  6. stan

    July 25, 2009 10:35 pm

    Reminds me of the times I spent ‘camping sauvage’ in France…

  7. Granny Smith

    July 26, 2009 11:29 am

    It makes me want to go camping, an impossibility for me right now. I hope you have a wonderful time!

  8. VetTech

    July 26, 2009 3:23 pm

    I love roller coasters! My favorite is the Hulk at Universal in Orlando, FL

  9. Darlene

    July 26, 2009 4:21 pm

    Enjoy the camping trip Susan. I’m a trailer girl myself. lol. I love roasted hot dogs, marshmallows and hobo pies though. Yum, it’s making me hungry. Have fun!

  10. Tumblewords

    July 26, 2009 10:50 pm

    Sounds like fun to me…but I’m glad it’s you that’s going and me that’s staying home. 🙂

  11. BeadedTail

    July 29, 2009 9:14 pm

    Hope you are having a fabulous trip and enjoying some S’mores!

  12. Carol

    July 30, 2009 1:45 pm

    We did the park thing earlier this summer, complete with Potato Patch fries and funnel cakes. This was the first year Amber rode the Thunderbolt. She loved it.

  13. Carol

    July 30, 2009 1:46 pm

    I meant to add: Have fun at camp.

  14. Megha

    July 31, 2009 5:04 am

    This looks exciting!!

  15. West of Mars » Blog Archive » Only the Good Friday: Out of State

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *