The Skunk Chronicles Part One

It was Monday afternoon when I arrived at the campsite. After unloading and setting up; I wandered off into the woods in search of firewood. Not long into my journey (about 50 ft or so) I noticed a skunk! I immediatly headed back to camp. But wait!! Aren't skunks nocturnal creatures??? This daytime skunk sighting could be a bad sign. More later. Fortunatly, I had the forsight to bring wood and kindling from the big city and I also boughtt a bag from the camp host.
Expecting the arrival of the Wright family around 6:30pm; I fire up the grill at 5pm. It was about 6pm and dinner was almost ready...steak, potatoes, garlic bread and spinach ready to be sauted in garlic and olive oil! At 6pm a text message was received. "No running lights, Hm to fix. May have to leave a.m. if cant fix tnite, very sorry. We'll keep u posted." Bummer I thought. We will have steak, potatoes and eggs for breakfast then. I let the food cool, wrapped it up and put it away. The steak in the cooler and the bread and potatoes in my car. 6:58 text message: "we should be heded that wy shortly." I reply: "ok call when u get to camp verde...in car hiding from skunks!...mite fall asleep." About 20 minutes later I can't see any skunks lurking around so I grab my crossword puzzle book and bravely step out of my car...so far so good. I throw a log on the fire, light my lantern and see a skunk about 2 feet from me. Slowly and silently I step onto the picnic table bench. How high can skunks spray I wondered. With that thought in mind I them stood on the table top! Must have been quite a sight...me, standing on the holding a lantern while a couple of skunks fearlessly nosed around the totes and coolers. After a while they departed. However, I wasn't really sure they were gone so I just sat down on the table and worked on my crosswords. 8:53pm text message: "1 Mi from xit." Yay, the calvary is coming!! Stoke up the Fire!! Soon after; the Wrights arrive, set up etc.. I relay the daytime and evening skunk stories.
To be continued....

1 Response to "The Skunk Chronicles Part One"

  1. Kathy says:
    November 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Yes, I can picture it all now. Except....I don't have to! We were there and can verify the truth of this story. Had a wonderful time!!!! There's so much more yet to tell!