On Thursday after work Erin, Justin, another one of our friends and I packed up Erin's car and drove from Long Island to Sidney, NY. The ride took us a little under five hours with traffic and all of that good stuff, but it was a nice drive. As we were driving up we listen to a couple of mixed CDs I made, the boys took naps, Erin and I had an intense Celine Dion sing-a-long moment to "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" and obviously that is when the boys woke up...
We got to camp around 12:00am and found Phil cleaning up everything around the trailer. We helped him out a bit, got our stuff settled and waited for a couple of the other boys to get up. Once they finally made it to camp we made a fire in the chiminea and hung out on the porch until we all decided to go to bed.
By the time we got back Phil's family was up and cooking. We all hung out, talked and ate until the family decided it was time for them to head back to their houses. After they left Justin and a few of the other boys attempted to start a big bonfire, which didn't go as smoothly as planned seeing as it had been raining and the wood got wet. Eventually they got a fire going and we all just sat around it talking.
The whole sitting around the fire chatting thing continued until someone (Who was probably drunk) mentioned s'mores, which caused a migration from the big bonfire to the chiminea fire to roast some marshmallows. S'mores were made and had, the talking continued until an ungodly hour when we decided it was bedtime.
Saturday was the day we scheduled for the big rafting trip, so we got up, packed up our rafting gear/essentials (i.e. - Beer, snacks, water shoes, etc) and headed to Grandma's for bagels that Phil's father brought up from Long Island with him. After destroying a dozen bagels we went to Kmart for those not smart enough to buy water shoes before the trip and then we headed next door to Price Chopper so people could have sandwiches made for them. When that cluster was accomplished we went back to Grandma's, met up with the rest of Phil's family going rafting and headed to the launch site to blow up the rafts and get our rafting on.