After many years of staying away from camping this weekend, P and I decided to head back into the woods. We have some really good friends who were willing to go with us and actually they did all the planning as we more or less just joined them on a trip they already planned. I have been excited about this trip for weeks and the funny part was I really didn't know where we were going. When anyone ask me or hubby where we are going we would say, I don't know we are going with J and H. We knew that it was about an hour and a half from home as J needed to return on Sunday to church. We did a little planning, unpacked our camping gear that we haven't used in years. We quickly realize we were missing quite a bit that we used to have but nothing that couldn't be eventually replaced. We did buy a new air mattress and we were ready to go. So Friday after worked we headed out. Of course, we didn't get there until after dark and luckily J and H had set up our tent for us. After a snack of smores, and much laughter and talking we headed to bed.
The next morning we were able to look around the beautiful campsite. I found this lovely sign and of course had to take a picture of it.
Eventually the rest of the campers woke up and breakfast was soon on the stove. As J and myself weren't really cooking we took pictures. Him on the nice camera and he and his wife have and I using my camera phone.
Then they set up our much bigger beautiful tent. We can actually stand up in the tent and not step on the other person when heading out to the outhouse in the middle of the night. The new air mattress fit perfectly and was enjoyed the rest of the weekend, Including a wonderful Sunday afternoon nap!
As you can see from pictures above and that the sign talks about Ponderosa pine trees, the campsite is full of beautiful pine trees that were planted almost 100 years ago. That meant that everything was covered with pine needles and pine cones. I took a few pictures of them but this is the best one.
Saturday night after the tent was up and dinner was cooked by H and myself. (Yes, I can cook but as my job was more cornbread in the dutch oven and dump cake in the dutch oven - it was really baking and yes it was all gluten free!) We played more cards by falling light and then by lantern. It was a lot of fun.
|J and H|
|P and Me|
The next morning after J left to head back to city for church, H and I took a walk to keep warm. It was mostly a sunny day but cold and windy. We kept the fire going all day. We found this wild looking stump on our walk.
After lunch, the three of us went on a drive while waiting for J to make it back. We took the scenic byway up the canyon. We found this great outlook to take a few pictures. It was so cold and windy.