May 27, 2012 - 12:00 PM
This past Memorial Weekend some friends and I decided to get out of Eugene and go camping. We had it planned for a couple of weeks. We were going to head out on Friday to Lake Odell a couple of hours outside of Eugene and spend the weekend by the fire making smores.
First, we leave two hours late. The sun is shinning down and we drive towards the dark clouds. Lake Odell is at a much higher elevation than Eugene so we drive up the mountain until we hit snow. As we pull into the campsite the wind is howling and creating white caps on the lake waves. We stay for no more than five minutes, make a few phone calls and find out that our friends boyfriend has a cabin on a lake not to far away. We pile back in and head that way.
We get into the one bedroom cabin, unpack all of our food and start having an amazing weekend. There is a small rowboat that we took to an island on the lake. We made fishing poles out of sticks and fishing wire. We hiked the beautiful scenery and of course, roasted smores by the fire.
This was one of the best weekends I have ever had in college. I had an amazing time with amazing friends and I couldn't have asked for more. It was just a little taste of what sweet summer will hold.