Camping, Camping, Camping

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I hate doing delayed posts but I'd rather write certain things down late rather than never.  A few weeks ago I went on two weekend-long camping trips that were almost polar opposites of each other.

First was a weekend with the friends.  We stayed at a friend's aunt's condo/camper.  This was really as far from camping as you can get while still calling it camping.  We slept in air conditioning, had a nice hot shower each night, cooked on a massive grill, watched some Game of Thrones, lounged at the beach, and rented paddles boats to go out on the lake.  While I would barely call this camping I cannot deny the convenience of not having to set up camp and all of the other little things that come with it.  It was such an easy way to get away for a weekend with out having to do a ton of work.

The weekend after was the complete opposite.  My cousins and I camped at Lost River Valley Campground and it was pretty much the quintessential "camping" experience.  We have all been camping with our families since birth, but this was our first "cousins" trip.  We set up camp along a beautiful babbling brook and were at the end of a road so it felt like we had the place to ourselves.  We cooked everything we ate in one cast iron skillet that we placed over the fire.  I didn't shower the entire weekend but could easily jump into the stream if I wanted to.

I'll never get over this view

Food storage for the weekend = my trunk
Two completely different experiences but both perfect in their own ways.  We had such a great time on our cousins trip that we've decided to attempt an overnight hiking / camping trip.  Something none of us have done!  Oh, and I'm bringing Mac.  Yes the dog the that is afraid of puddles is going to hike a mountain with me.  I actually think he's going to love it.  He already loves his new hiking pack.


  1. camping since birth. i love it! i'm so excited for our backpacking trip, it will be an experience to say the least :)

  2. i LOVE camping! and i love the camping gear on your dog. haha