Oct 31, 2011

When not showering is completely acceptable…

     About a year ago, I took my first camping trip. It was so pleasant, magical & beautiful that we went again this year. I DO realize that some women would not include camping & pleasant/magical/beautiful in the same sentence. I believe those adjectives might have had something more to do with getting engaged right before camping. I DID love camping, though! This time camping included pouring rain, damp sleeping bags, much more actual cooking, hiking trails, and a glorious Apple Festival. It also included a huge mat of curly knots in my hair. And an absence of a brush or comb. And a mini-panic attack that Marcus was going to have to give me a pretty drastic hair cut. After a quick trip to a small town Family Dollar, a 3 dollar brush, 3 bottles of water and a bit of conditioner..I was a new woman.

Marcus makes coffee & looks kind of grubby {but still really cute}

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I channeled my {not-so-inner} hippie look.

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We made chili the first night & we quite surprised when it came out AMAZING

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enjoyed in mugs & topped with sharp cheddar…

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Here is our tent. And yes, that is an air mattress! I was thankful for it when we had to spend from 9 pm to 10 am the next morning in this tent due to pouring rain. I alternated between annoying Marcus & praying for better weather. Marcus slept the whole time.

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I guess we couldn’t decide if we were boating or camping. The rain must have confused us.

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The butane lantern made for some pretty cool pictures. And a dangerous fire. I dropped the camera & ran which is why no documentation of the explosion exists.

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On our second night there, we made grilled cheese & tomato soup, followed by delicious popcorn popped on the campfire!            

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And it wouldn’t be a true camping trip without a little bit of this..

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Also, please go enjoy this: I'm what you would call "indoorsy"

Hiking & Apple Festival pictures soon to follow!

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