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Camp Camp 2014

The summer camp for adult LGBT folks. (Via Towleroad)

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Afternoon View – Hillside Neighbors

Although we can hear Cher’s greatest hits booming from somewhere up the mountain, things are otherwise quiet at the moment as folks get ready for this afternoon’s Mad Hatter’s Party. As usual, we are unprepared for a Hillside theme, so Aaron has fashioned a hat for himself out of newspaper. It’s also Uniform Weekend or something and we’ve seen roaming …

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Afternoon View – Hillside Check-In Cabin

I’ve just arrived with my loyal companions Aaron and Chris for three days under the trees at Hillside Campground in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. The guys in this photo have had the site next to ours for the last three summers and we always seem to get here at the same time. It’s 75 and completely clear, which bodes …

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Afternoon View – Tranquility Base

We had a relatively quick exit from Manhattan this morning on our way to Hillside Campground in the Poconos Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where today I begin my tenth consecutive summer of Hillside weekends. After our traditional lunch at the fab Jefferson Diner in northern New Jersey, we arrived more than an hour earlier than usual. No traffic, no thunderstorms, …

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Iowa Sen. Merlin Bart: Gay Families Don’t Deserve To Use State Parks

Iowa state Sen. Merlin Bartz wants to mark sure that state agencies don’t extend right or privileges to gay couples, even though his state legalized same sex marriage last year. One the things Bartz wants to stop is the plan to allow gay couples to use the family campground portion of state parks. The rates or fees for camp sites …

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Chemical Attraction

Towleroad points out an interesting story about why mosquitoes prefer some folks over others. It turns out only about 10% of humans are “highly attractive” to skeeters. “People with high concentrations of steroids or cholesterol on their skin surface attract mosquitoes,” Butler tells WebMD. That doesn’t necessarily mean that mosquitoes prey on people with higher overall levels of cholesterol, Butler …

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Tranquility Base

After congratulating ourselves for such a great job of packing the rental car, we arrived in the mountains to realize that we’d forgotten our largest item – the campsite canopy – forcing Chris to get a little inventive with a giant tarp. It poured most of last night, but the rain let up for the few hours of the bonfire …

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