21 October 2008
the mysterious beast kitten
i got a new job at another restaurant. and me Stephanie lined up our schedules so that we both have Sunday through Tuesday off. so last week we decided to go camping. it was quite the adventure. we got off to a late start and drove out to West Virginia, right near Harper's ferry, in the mountains at an old civil war grounds. we arrived around 8 and the sun had already set. this was Lady's first camping trip- and she was 'on high alert' as Stephanie would say. we set up the tent that Laney just gave me, luckily it is a tiny two person tent that only has two poles. after we collected wood for the fire, we came back and while we were cooking dinner on the camp stove was when we saw 'it'- the mysterious beast. it was a white animal of some sorts and from far away we couldn't tell how big it was- but my first thought went back to the guy at the camp office who told us there were a lot of stray cats. Stephanie had a different idea and lady was definitely getting really flustered. so Stephanie collected rocks to throw for our defense and we continued w our meal and s'mores. after we cleaned everything up Stephanie said, 'you think we should make a bed in the car just in case?" which meant- 'lets sleep in the car.' soooo that's what we did. and sooner or later 'it' came back. lady saw it right away and started shaking and growling in her cute little scared way, not even brave enough to bark. it circled the camp and made its way to the picnic table. i flashed my lights so that i could try and make out what it was and just laughed as it ran away bc it was small and had long white hair w a black face. house cat. maybe possum but definitely not a scary mountain cat. lady eventually calmed down and we all fell asleep.
the morning came quick and i was hoping 'it' was going to come back so i could prove true but of course not. after we broke down the tent we decided to go into the town of Harper's ferry which ended up being probably one of the cutest tiny historical towns I've ever seen. we were followed by swarms of gnats. hopefully not bc we smelled but bc the town was infested w them for some odd reason. we snuck threw someones yard to wander around the graveyard and walked the whole town. those kind of towns are so beautiful and intricate but the ppl are probably just as narrow (minded) as the streets. just might be lynched at the town hall for being gay. but we did leave w having an amazing pulled pork sandwich and some pumpkin/vanilla custard.