Yesterday we did some pseudo camping. This is basically where a person is too tired to full on camp so they just meet up with their friends at the campground and spend the day. We packed our camp chairs, some firewood, and Carter’s stuffed owl named Hool (a mix between the words hoo and cool) – you know the basics for slacker camping.
Here is Hool – morning, noon, and night.
Our friends, who were actually camping had already been there one night and so had their campsite all set up and functioning. They also treated us to lunch, dinner, and s’mores. It was awesome!
Whittling Woman Preparing the Sticks
We had a troll’s feast for lunch consisting of meat grilled on sticks, along with delicious veggies, dips, and cheeses. Dinner was beef, chicken, and a variety of garden grown veggies grilled over the fire paired with salad. It really was a cross between camping and glamping.
Camping or Glamping? – Evidence #1
Camping or Glamping? – Evidence #2
We went on some lovely nature walks in the park.
Twisty Paths and Horsetails
Wildflowers and Wetlands
As the light faded and the evening stretched into night, we found it hard to say goodbye. Cody and Carter had made friends with the daughter of my longtime friend and right before we broke camp (and by broke camp I mean packed up our four chairs, the stuffed owl, and made sure we had one dog and two children in the car before driving away) I took this picture of the kids.
It was a sweet, sweet day filled with old friends, conversations in the forest over tasty morsels, times remembered, and the creation of new times to reflect upon.