Thursday, June 11, 2009

Two Days by the Bluff

It is *always* worth it once you get out in the woods. All the bins, boxes, grocery shopping, and mildewed towels.


A little trouble sleeping the first night: the (very loud) Barred Owl Smackdown in the valley was followed by a Giant Squirrel Fight directly overhead, then a thunderstorm which led to Carol's loud and extensive use of packing tape in the next tent. *Then* the raccoon attack on the pots and pans. But we slept really well the second night! In spite of a second thunderstorm.


I did get up and run through all the wet spiderwebs festooning the trail. I loved it. Downhill more than up. These handy shoe-drying logs were a gift from the campers next to us who wanted to trade them for some butter. When we had none to give, they left the logs anyway.


My best friend Carol and her wacky five-year old David were our camping companions. These chips were brought as David's "breakfast dessert." A new, somewhat intriguing concept for the girls.


Although Daisy doesn't buy into all of David's nonsense. Just the good parts.


Locust blossoms dropping into the transparent creek. We felt like we had wandered into a rural Japanese paradise.

17 comments:

Allison said...

Three cheers for breakfast desserts! I like that concept!

Bonnie said...

My little Biscuit thinks his dessert needs dessert!

Lisateresa said...

Welcome back!

E. said...

What wonderful, vivd descriptions of the sounds of camping. Thanks for this inspired post!

Bethgem said...

Oh my goodness. What tranquil photos.

My only camping trip was on my honeymoon, and my back went out. At the beginning of my honeymoon, yeah. My husband hasn't gotten up the nerve to take me out since.

Children of Eve said...

For us time out in the woods is *always* a sure cure for the crankies.

Anonymous said...

i hope david and his mother do not read your blog- sheeesh- you are snooty. maybe it is a concept your kids should look into now and then.

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing Anna! I am so glad that everyone had a great time and slept well. Oh I am longing for camping something awful! Maybe if I make some Homemade Marshmallows my honey will get planning :)

have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon

Mrs. H. said...

Congratulations on your first trail run! :-)

Linda said...

It looks like a fun time. That really is a new concept for breakfast -desert!

Victoria said...

That looks all so beautiful. And breakfast dessert? I love it!

Polly said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all, love the Smackdown and breakfast desserts. And love your sense of humor.

Lisateresa said...

One may imagine that Carol also loves Anna's sense of humor ;), and that she enjoys reading her blog as much as many of us do.

Erica Lea said...

I love you writing - it's just like a story! Such fun photos.

Lalalauren said...

This is completely unrelated to your post (though it makes me think about how I need to try and get some camping in this summer!) I found this site and loved some of the vintage fabric patterns and thought you would love a look ;)

http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_items.aspx?TypID=142&Viewby=Types&Page=1&gclid=CMCT2IuthpsCFVpM5Qod1DTVpA

Enjoy some "dessert" for your eyes!

Lisateresa said...

To Lalalauren - God bless you for posting that link! I had recently found some oilcloth and vinyl tablecloth fabric online, and then couldn't find it again to save my life! So frustrating! Thanks!!

stephanie j. said...

Breakfast dessert -- THAT ROCKS! Thanks, especially, for the beautiful and refreshing photos on your blog every day, PVS :) It's a nice way to wake up with my mandatory cup of coffee.

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