20 May 2012

How Boys Plan

Rob, my brother, and a friend are planning a camping trip for next weekend.  They waited until the last minute to try and reserve a camp site at a campground and since it is Memorial Day weekend, there are no sites available.  Instead they've decided to scope out a friend's property in Massachusetts somewhere to see if it will be suitable.  Below is an email conversation I was able to appropriate on their plans for scoping the site.

Cast:
Gregory = friend = Bluedog
Jon = my brother = TheBoy
Rob = ZoesDad = Lunchmeat

I've re-created it in chronological order and certain details have been deleted to protect the innocent and/or unknowing.

Enjoy.



Subject:  Recon Sunday

On May 18, 2012, at 6:57 PM, Gregory wrote:
Can you do a recon run on Sunday to Doug's place on Sunday?
Spoke w/Rob - he is in. 2.5 hr drive, hoping to find somewhere out in the copious nearby woods to make camp.
I'm thinking we park at his place and make NE towards Ford Brook - looks like it's only a few hundred feet from his property. Google this address:
On May 19, 2012, at 12:06 AM, Jon wrote:
I'm up in NH this weekend, but we're coming down on Sunday so I could potentially met you there and ride back with you. Let me know what time you'll be there and I'll try to synch up.

Love the idea of camping near Doug's place. Will it be OK to use their bathroom?

--- On Sat, 5/19/12, Rob  wrote:

I'm picking Zoe up from a sleep over girly party then in ready to go, I would prefer to drive if thats ok. 




On May 19, 2012, at 5:42 PM, Gregory wrote:
I'm driving, bitch. What time do you want to be on the road, and where do we meet?
See attached pics for recon info. I am not sure how far back Doug's property 'officially' goes, but I'm pretty sure they are out in the sticks enough that it does not matter. Unless Ellie has a problem with it, because we know wives exist solely to destroy our fun.
From: Rob
Subject: Re: Recon Sunday
To: "Gregory
Cc: "Jon
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8:26 PM

It looks ok, I'd like to be closer to moving water but otherwise it's great. Next year Navaho country!
On May 19, 2012, at 11:32 PM, Gregory wrote:
SITREP 19 MAY 2012:
ALL RECON UNIT LEADS NOW IN FREE-FIRE TRAGET ACQUISITION MODE. GUIDELINES FOLLOW:
1: LANDING ZONE (LZ) FOR RECON IS: ***2050 HAWLEY ROAD*** ADJUST NAVIGATION GEAR ACCORDINGLY FOR TARGETING.
2: BLUEDOG SQUAD DEPLOYS FROM NORWALK 20 MAY 2012, 0830 (give or take). ETA TO LZ 1145.
3: LUNCHMEAT SQUAD DEPLOYS FROM FAIRFIELD  20 MAY TIME TBD POST ZOE WAKEUP. ETA TO LZ 1200 HRS.
4: THEBOY SQUAD ENGAGED IN ONGOING CROSS-BORDER ACTIONS. MAY NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER FIRE SUPPORT UNTIL 1500 HRS, 20 MAY.
5: ALL UNITS TO MAKE BEST EFFORT IN COMM MAINTENANCE DURING TRANSIT TO LZ. USE ALL AVAILIBLE OPTIONS. BE ADVISED COUNTERMEASURES MAY BE IN EFFECT. COMM LEVELS MAY BE UNPREDICTABLE.
6: UPON ARRIVAL AT LZ, WIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE LOCAL POPULACE, THEN BEGIN SENDING PARTIES OUT IN A NE DIRECTION SEARCHING FOR A RIVER, WHERE WE WILL THEN BEGIN COLINIZATION OPERATIONS  25 MAY 2012. BLUEDOG SQUAD TO PROVIDE TACTICAL RECON VIA GPS.
7: FORCE RECON  OF PROPOSED COLINIZATION ZONES EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY LUNCHMEAT AND BLUEDOG SQUADS BY 1500 HRS. THEBOY SQUAD TO MAKE DETERMINATION FOR SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS BASED ON COMM WITH OTHER UNITS.
In other words: Let’s keep in touch and drive separately – probably the easiest. Michael and I will hit the road ASAP in the morning. According to Doug it is a 2.5-3 Hour drive. Address is above, see ‘LZ’. Rob, you get Zoe, do your morning stuff and strike out on your own. Let’s plan on a Noonish arrival at Doug’s
I looked at the maps I could find, and there is some type of brook a couple of hundred feet NE from his yard. I am hoping there will be a good spot or two out there – does not seem to be any ‘civilization’ in an area fanning out from his lot. I’m hoping to set up a low-impact tent zone out there someplace. We’ll see. Jon; Rob and I will be ahead of your schedule. Let’s try to keep a cell/text line open to determine if you need/want to detour on the way back from NH.
Until Ops Commence: Bluedog Out.

Subject:
 Re: Recon SundayFrom:
 Jon
Date: May 19, 2012 11:48:17 PM EDT
To: Gregory
Cc: Rob 

Roger that Bluedog, over and out.




5 comments:

HT said...

Boys are weird. Especially the over 40 kind...

ZoesMom said...

They are more than weird.

Emily Barton said...

So, what wonderful, civilized activities do the girls have planned while the boys are out pretending to conquer nature?

musingsfromthesofa said...

Awesome! Why don't we have nicknames for our planning?

ZoesMom said...

Emily - read my next post to the answer to that question. And actually Zoe (and all the guys' kids went on the trip).

Becky - we should think about nicknames!