Monday, June 04, 2007

Camping Detox

Today was spent dealing with the inevitable fallout of camping--laundry, sleeping bags, and ice chests. Worth it though.

We enjoyed every bit of the weekend: the drive up past wild roses and honeysuckle and churches with outhouses, Dutch oven omelets with mushrooms and sausage, the incredible river with its gray-stained bluffs.

The big guys did their float on Saturday while Daisy and I puttered around camp reading and catching minnows in a net, enjoying the company of my best friend Carol and her three-year old, Caveman David (deep bass voice, fascinated with fire). After the canoeists made it back to camp, Carol and I took the babies out for an enchanted hour before dark. Daisy sat still in the middle of the "silver boat" absolutely enthralled.

Then, of course, a thunderstorm rolled in and we hustled back to camp. It was only a little rain, and I remained unfazed, having remembered to bring the Ladies' Essentials of Camping Comfort (lip balm, fingernail clippers, dry socks for bed, Perrier, and chocolate, but not enough).

Next time I'm bringing more.


Seawashed said...

Your adventures in the great outdoors sound wonderful! My family's favorite camping destination is at the dunes on the pacific coast. We are planning a trip for the end of this month in our new vintage trailer. It's a 1970 16ft'er painted white w/cottage green. We have fondly named it after my great grandma~Nora Pearl. I will post pics of it soon on my blog.

Mrs. MK said...

So glad that you had a good time!

Love the title---so fitting!

Knit-Wit said...

You take beautiful pictures. It's been years since I went camping. The last time a huge thunderstorm rolled through, distroying our tent. We ended up spending the night in the truck. We have yet to replace the tent. I'm holding out for a camper. Love your site. Thanks for letting me stop by.

Darcy said...

I love that on the list of essentials is Perrier and chocolate! I completely agree! :)

D said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! It's lovely! I really liked the vintage dress ... looks like it would be comfy and attractive on.

Lauren Christine said...

I love the fact that you can make camping sound so romantic! :)

Kimmie said...

Oh I love it, the smell of the woods, the trickle of a stream running near the campsite, the little critters that come looking for tasty additions to their normally nutty diet- what a blessing!

We are going camping with friends for a week in July and also going with our crew (6 kids, one friend of my homemade, and us) to the Inside Out SoulFest (Christian Music Festival) for a week. Should be fun- our three wee ones we recently adopted, have never experienced camping before-I can't wait!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted
come and visit us, I love new friends!

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