I’ve loved camping since the first time I went with Dale 26 years ago. I love the relaxation of it and the forced time outdoors, the campfires and the food and the reading and hanging out. It’s something I’ve pretty much exclusively done in the summer.
Until last weekend.
We planned this trip for a few reasons. One, it was an opportunity to get out there with Huck again and have it be just the two of us. Two, it was right after my birthday and seemed like a great way to celebrate. And three, Dale had a half day on Friday so he was home from work at 1 instead of 4. We stayed close to home (only 30 minutes away) and that meant we could stay over on Sunday night, too. Dale was a champ and got up Monday morning, drove home and did his morning bus run, and then came back and got me and Huck and brought us home.
It was such a great weekend. The weather was comfortable but cool with low humidity and blue skies.
We had our usual Friday night snacks by the fire.
We hiked around the campground. No photos of that, just use your imagination to picture me huffing and puffing my way up a couple of rather steep hills.
We read books and hung out.
We ate delicious pot roast that I cooked in a crock pot all day Saturday.
We watched football and hung out inside.
And we relaxed. A lot.
Getting ready for a trip is . . . work-ish . . . but it’s all worth it when you can kick back and hang out and just enjoy a beautiful weekend.
What a great weekend, Carole! And go Dale for heading into work on Monday morning before bringing Huck Home! He gets extra bonus stars for that! XO
Sounds like a grand time. Bonus points to Dale for squeezing out one more night by zipping off to work Monday morning.
I’m so glad you guys had such a great time on your fall camping adventure! It sounds just perfect to me. (Although Tom says anytime you have crock pot meals and watch football . . . you really aren’t “camping.”) 😉
Mary K. in Rockport says
Mary K. in Rockport says
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Forced relaxation and time outdoors sounds like a perfect way to spend a beautiful fall weekend!
You camp in style, with delicious dinners and decorations! I’m glad you had such good weather and it really does look like wonderful time spent outdoors. Dale gets extra good husband points (and he’s already racked up quite a few)!
The getting ready part always gets me but then you are out there and it can be so nourishing.
I have to say, Carole, if anyone could convince me to try camping, it’s gonna be you! Looks like a fabulous weekend! (is this Huck’s last outing til the spring?)
So happy for you and Dale! So many fun times ahead. Come to Lake Dennison next year!
Glad you had fun. My sister has one more camping trip planned in her little teardrop camper. The pre work is a lot.