Camp Buckwood

4 Seasons Lodge

Just back from two days out at Camp Buckwood in Indiana. A friend suggested the last minute affair, noting the fine weather and summer solstice. Good enough reasons for celebration.

Although the campgrounds were relatively empty, it offered a good way to get to know the facilities. An outdoor pool, hot tub, really well constructed bathrooms and showers, hiking trails and a lake.

A quick tour of the lodge revealed a large dining area, living room, nice suites and a bunkhouse.

More than a few times, I thought we were in California, but with greener grass.

Some highlights included:

Slow cooked garlic marinated ribs with Montgomery Inn Barbeque sauce (those Reynolds® Hot Bags will henceforth be a camping staple)

Watching Sordid Lives projected on the building next to the pool, laughing so hard I could not contain my Chrissy from Three’s Company snortle.

Few insects. I’m told to thank the bullfrogs in the nearby lake.

I could go on about the cool nights, full moon, colorful conversations, free firewood from the neighbors, and taking a nap in the shade for hours. It all added up to one of the most stress-free and relaxing pair of days I’ve had in a good piece.

But now it’s back to the world of the internet and cell phone coverage, e-mails and projects.

I’m leaving the chairs and bedroll in my trunk—ready for the next time.

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3 comments

  1. So you drove to Indiana? How long did it take you? Good to hear you had a nice time. My last two weeks have been *crazy* –in the best ways possible!

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