Afterglow 2014 - Day 1 Saturday



I went back to the cabin, presumably to fuel up on both food and booze. Afterglow is a total free for all and sometimes it truly is every man for themselves. But I never mind that because I'm quite adept at fending for myself in this cold harsh world. But looking at these pictures now makes me realize that the world is neither cold nor harsh. In fact, it's a beautiful place filled with luscious gifts from our creator. It's a joy that we have been given this treasure. I was more than happy to sit back and take it all in.


It was time to stop screwing around and time to get into the water. We may have come here to rage but the second thing on our minds was getting in the water. But nothing can be done without a picture being taken. This is as good of a time as any to acknowledge everyone else for providing me with these pictures. I couldn't do it on my own. Stacy was one of the people who helped document this adventure. Thanks cuz.















After we graduated out of the shallow end, we took our usual  position up on the HD. There is no telling how long we sat up there. Time doesn't really matter at Afterglow. It felt right and it felt like home. I could stay up there forever with my family.





























You can't turn your back on Jenny Reck because she will Bride Wars the shit out of you. There was this movie in 2009 called Bride Wars with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. I don't really know what the movie is about, but I do know that it is about brides at war. Back in 2010 the Moms gathered in our cabin to watch the movie. This was after the infamous day with the fish, so Kevin, Brian and I were passed out in the bedroom. Jenny burst into the room and jumped all over us.  And then Bride Wars (in real life) was born. That is when we learned that it is never safe to turn your back on Jenny Reck. She can and will Bride Wars you whenever she feels like it.














All good things must come to an end. Eventually we needed to leave our perch and swim back to the shore. I have to give Stacy credit for getting this shot. She risked her camera's life by bringing it our to the raft and I get to benefit from it. Thanks.

The Moms demanded that we take a group shot and we were more than willing to oblige. After all, we were raging on their dime. Some of the group was noticeably absent (James, Melissa, Curtis and Susie), but they would be up here in due time. The rest of us acted like fools because we had no other choice. Why be something that you are not? Where's the fun in that? Always be true to thyself.