We just got back from the greatest camping trip of all time.
It was ideal. The kind of camping trip that you would only read about in fairytales. It was too-good-to-be true, and went off without a single glitch.
And this is why:
1.) Our campsite was very private. In fact, we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves.
2.) The weather was perfect. Sunshine-y and hot during the day and cool and clear overnight…
3.) With awesome views… of course what vista isn’t gorgeous, with Mt. Rainer as it’s back-drop?
We saw the most amazing golden, ruby-red sunset which quietly turned into most radiant display of stars. The sky was like jet-black velvet, sprinkled with small diamond specks…I was so intrigued with the trees that surrounded our campsite. David thought they might be alder’s. They were lovely and tall with branches and leaves that in the shadows resembled fine lace…
4.) There were only 3 mosquitoes.
5.) The amenities were amazing. (there was no such thing as having to use the great-out doors )
6.) The food was great. Hamburger’s with all the trimmings.( Even avocados) Coffee and Lemon Cake, topped with vanilla pudding and strawberries for breakfast and fresh-squeezed lemonade to refresh us from the sultry afternoon heat.
7.) One of my very favorite things about camping…the way camping sounds…we enjoyed a symphony of birdsong, crickets, and rib-bit’s from a nearby pond, the crackle of the campfire, topped off by a long sigh of contentment.
Joke of the weekend: I happened to mention in passing to David that I thought the best place to "park" the tent was over where we would have some shade the following day. He must have thought that was funny as later on he yelled to me," honey I am just going to go pitch the truck, so we can park the tent."
Yes, it took me a while to figure it out too. Let’s just say that my camping lingo could use a little brushing up on. I suppose it would not come as a surprise to you either if I mentioned that my mother refers to me as " blonde at heart."
David got caught up on some reading.
Annabelle got lots of napping time in.
And I started writing the very first draft of my very first book. It’s a children’s book. A silly nonsense, alphabet sort of children’s book.
We did a lot of laughing…funny how camping does that to a person.
It was a splendid, productive and relaxing time. Most of all, it was time spent together.
And that just so happens to be my favorite way to spend time.
That’s right, you’ve guessed it, this is indeed our very own back yard…
As they say, there’s no place like HOME!
After this lovely weekend we have added camping to our list of cheap thrills.