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Now I've heard my sister and others question the fun of camping- what's there to love about reeking of campfire smoke, cooking over a fire pit, getting dirty, fending off bugs, and sleeping in a little box? I'll tell ya. Some of us.....okay me, I have a really hard time slowing down. I am often doing a million things at once- entertaining a two year old, cleaning house, working on my Etsy shop, sewing, trying to maintain some personal hygiene (my nails used to be so beautiful!), etc. etc. When we go camping, the "house" I clean is only 10 feet by 7 feet, the cooking is often done in just one pot, the baby entertains herself by filling cups with gravel and dumping them over her head, and I can just forget about all of the "productive" stuff I could be doing if I were home. Of course, I did bring my embroidery and ukulele....
Here are some shots of our fun.
Standing Indian campground was great, and although we were only there for a night this time, I know that there is plenty to do and see out there, as we have hiked out to Big Laurel Falls as well as a couple others that are close by, and we always like to visit Albert Mountain on the A.T (check out this panoramic view from the tower! Yes, I live in this beautiful place! Yipeee!) We'll be headed back very soon.
|Turkey, rice, broth, garlic, onions, spices, and lemon. This cooked to perfection in about an hour.|
|Putting rocks down her pants for fun|
|A quick set up|
|Setting a simple table|
|My man was a Boy Scout|
|Jiffy Pop! We like food.|
|The little one was sooooo tired. She went right to sleep without any fuss.|
How about you? Do you like to camp out? Or do you prefer the great outdoors in smaller doses?