Our camping trip was cut a little short thanks to some rain – but that didn’t matter! I had an amazing time! There’s something about camping – it calmes you, refreshes you, slows you down, straightens your priorities. It couldn’t have come at a better time – I need a re-focus before NaNo sets in. The autumn foliage was spectacular – I was a little bit camera-happy, when I wasn’t sitting around the fire warming my feet and drinking hot chocolate! Because really, that’s what camping’s all about.
Proof! I really did go camping!
Our tent! There’s a divider in the middle; Riah and I slept in one half, Mom and Dad in the other. Mar, Jake and Silas slept in their own tent (which has a front porch. It’s like a tent-mansion).
Silas loves the fire. It’s his favorite part about camping every year – he does his best to keep it going all day, and every time he grabbed a new handful of kindling he would come running up and call me, “Auntie M! Look!”
Hot chocolate and a homemade pumpkin muffin for breakfast? I think yes. (Am I making you want to go camping yet?)
My sister and my brother-in-law. I told Jake he looked as if he was going to eat the bait. His response –
I adore this picture of mom and dad. I’m not a photographer, but I feel rather proud of it.
How I normally look, in case you were wondering.
And last, but not least, my tree. We camped by this tree the last time – it’s perfect for laying on, feeling like a woodland elf or something. I fell asleep there the last time for a good solid hour; waking up to pick twigs from my hair and brush leaves off my jeans.
Autumn is delicious.