July 14, 2012, 816 am, at McDonald’s in Spring Branch
-a little sunburned-
What a night.
As if sleeping in the humidity wasn’t difficult enough, I had some visitors at about 2am. A raccoon came to camp looking for a bite and got into my food container. I got up and shooed him away, but not before he got a loaf of bread. I put the container in my vehicle and resumed trying to sleep.
Not even 15 minutes later, he was back for the cooler. I didn’t have the presence of mind to get one with a latch, and sure enough, the next thing I know, I’m putting that away and thinking I could forget about breakfast; the fuzzy bastard had eaten the eggs I had packed.
I got up at 7, and started to break camp, a task made slightly easier because I had already put up half my stuff.
And so I here I sit, drinking a cup of coffee at Mickey D’s before heading back home.
It was a fun time, and I learned a few things for next time. Hopefully my brother or one of my friends can join me next time.
I’ll just be sure to get a cooler with latches this time…and some flip flops.