My annual pilgrimage to the Butch Anthony’s Doonanny in Seale, Alabama is one of the most important events of my “art year”. For the ninth years running, I have gathered with a group of people in the woods of wonder to help grow this beautiful little micro-festival. This year I was able to call on some Camp Design Build Adventure alumnus, Dan Dyer and Liz Gutierrez (and her partner David) to continue the development of the TEXAS CAMP at the Doonanny. I packed some basic plumbing supplies, my two top propane cooker, and the 20’x20′ circus tent on the back of the Adventure trailer and go to New Orleans on Sunday, then arrive in Seale, Alabama (fast time) on Monday evening. Dan and I started Tuesday morning with the development of the “camp kitchen” and “outdoor shower” (and a pit latrine, deep in the woods). Wednesday and Thursday, we were working to get rafters and a roof on the “dock / bedroom”, with intermittent “guitar picking , bacon / egg eating, and beer drinking” breaks. On Friday ,we started setting up the TEXAS MUSEUM and Liz’ Pop Up VIntage Shop … and Friday night the party begins at the Possum Trot Auction and torrential down pour. Saturday night Butch Anthony rode down a zip line and shot a flaming arrow into the “center” of the Doonanny and we all danced. Sunday morning, we took it all down and packed it wither back on the trailer or under a tarp on the dock of the TEXAS CAMP. Next year, I anticipate the move-in will be even easier and my hammock even more comfortable. Mark your calendars for DOONANNY 2013.