1. Kelly Fitzgerald
    Kelly Fitzgerald October 19, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Reminds me of the scene in Castaway with Tom Hanks when the coconuts were falling and hitting the ground at night on the island. ;o)

    1. Ray
      Ray October 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

      I hadn’t thought about that, but you’re absolutely right!

  2. Darryl Abrahms
    Darryl Abrahms October 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Funny story! 🙂

    1. Ray
      Ray October 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

      Thanks for the comment, Darryl. Every word true!

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  7. Sally Couture
    Sally Couture September 9, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Hey! Reading your story reminded me of an animal tent incident I had maybe 30 years ago. I was camping with my boyfriend when we were awakened by a sound INSIDE the tent. He turned on the flashlight and shined it toward the tent door (and the box of crackers, OOPS) Well low and behold there is a skunk half in half out of the box. So my protector gets ready to scare him off as I whisper NO! Had to remind him what skunks do! Instead we backed ourselves out of the tent and we waited and watched with our flashlight. Finally after about an hour our company was finished. I promise food will not be in the tent again! We were not in bear country thank goodness!

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