Yes, I do plan outdoor activities during the coming warm season – how could it be otherwise? Or did you think I spend all my lifetime in front of a screen?
I apologize for that assumption. I am very pleased to hear you spend time outdoors communing with Mother Nature. More people should.
Your Parents' dacha is in a beautiful location. I spent last weekend driving around Lake Sam Rayburn in east Texas, and Lake Toledo Bend in west Louisiana looking for lake-front property to buy. I'm trying to build my own weekend dacha in the forrest.
Sam Rayburn is 463 km² in size. Toledo Bend 750 km². I have a lot more driving to do.
Two years ago I was sleeping alone in the woods precisely here: 31.273097, -94.373237 when I woke up at 3:00 am and felt something TERRIBLE, an overwhelming sense of dread and menace. I was terrified.
It wasn't a person. I fear no person or animal because I sleep with this pistol in the tent next to me. The dread was so bad I packed up my camp, threw it in my boat, and drove across the lake in the dark back to my truck and went home.
I've slept alone in the swamps of Louisiana thousands of times since I was a kid. I've never felt a presence that evil. This never happens to me. I still don't understand it.