Sunday, July 08, 2007

Camping, hiking, sliding, and eating

We set up Friday afternoon. I was quite proud about how (accidentally) coordinated we were.

Note Mom's Special Lemonade, a necessity each evening.

We did a hike Saturday morning. Went about 4.5 miles in 3 hours, not exactly record-breaking pace, but the path was less than optimal.

This fauna was so beautiful together.

I'd never seen a tree so hollow.

A more optimal section of the path.
This twisted bridge scared J to death.

Another hollowed tree along the path.

Followed by a nap, then another foray into the pool, totaling seven hours in two days. J was addicted to the slides, which meant I didn't have to get in the pool very much.

Each evening we ate the same things cooked on the grill:

Ribeye or New York Strip

Corn on the cob cooked in the coals

Sauteed mushrooms and onions


(PS: Note the blog entry precedes the unpacking of the car. Priorities, people.)


Donna said...

Yummy, smores! To me, that's the only good thing about camping, I'm such a wimp about not having electricity.

Cricket said...

I even used dark chocolate on mine. J got milk chocolate. He has such will power, used all his on s'mores. Me, I ate almost half of it, so had fewer s'mores. Consider it saving calories overall, I think.

Klynn said...

Heh. I'd say screw the marshmallows and graham crackers...just gimme the chocolate! Without the campfire, bugs and sleeping on the ground stuff, preferably.

I really don't like camping much. Ever since Bob and I went to Bonn.aroo before I got pg with Boog. 3 days of camping in Wood.stock-like conditions...that was enough for me for a lifetime. The music was really awesome, but that's about all I could say for that experience.

It looks like you guys had fun, though. usual...such beautiful pictures. Almost makes me want to go out and commune with nature...almost, but not quite. ;-)

brite69 said...

It looks like you guys had a blast!

I haven't been camping since I was a kid. The boy goes with his grandparents every year, though. I'm just not built for the outdoors. (Read: Bugs frek me out)

Val said...

Glad to see ya'll had such a great time! (um, umm s'mores!)
I will try to post some pix of our visit to jolly ol' England last week...