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One of the formative events in my life was an overnight stay years ago in a one-room log shelter on a mountain trail. one door, one stove, one latrine, one brook, and two windows. There were two of us and it was raining. oops... nope, a family of 5 just showed up. There were 7 of us. Wet and chilled, trying to get a fire started... oops... knock at the door... two more folks. There were 9 of us. The last two were a couple that had escaped after the Hungarian Revolution. The evening, and late into the night, was story-telling and comparing life stories. The next morning as we said our good-byes I shuddered to realize the experience we had all just had. I have never forgotten that night and how close we all became, yet how different we all were.

By Dick_Martin7
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Strangers are fun. ....they're strange.

nicknotes Level 8 Nov 20, 2018
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Sounds like a pretty cool evening

jondspen Level 7 Nov 20, 2018
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That is beautiful...

Charlene Level 9 Jan 31, 2018
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How awesome!!

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Wow -- awe by accident.

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cool

btroje Level 9 Jan 31, 2018
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Sounds like a great time just dropped by. Did you get the fire going?

Leutrelle Level 7 Jan 31, 2018

Yes, yes we did. It was also my only experience with 9 in a bed ( a raised wood sleeping platform across the back wall of the shelter.)

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Serendipitous events, they are to be treasured.

Condor5 Level 8 Jan 31, 2018
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