Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Camping

I've been dreaming of going on a Fall camping trip for a few years now, and we finally made it happen! I thought that just maybe it would be the best way to camp, since the main things I hate about camping (bugs, mosquitoes, hot tents, general stickiness) have to do with Summer. Sure enough, Fall camping turned out to be absolutely wonderful.

We originally planned to bring Evie with us, but then realized it would probably get too cold at night for her. So she had a fun night at Grandma and Grandpa's instead! 
We only stayed one night because we had other weekend plans too, and I wish we could have stayed longer! Friday night we enjoyed dinner, tea and coffee, and dessert around the campfire, as well as a gorgeous midnight walk.  
                                                      My sister Elsie and her husband Kyle came with us, and my other sister Morna and her husband David just came to hang out for dinner on Friday. The guys had fun using their hatchets to chop the firewood. 

It got pretty cold that night, I don't know the exact temperature but I do know that it was at least as cold as our refrigerator! The butter that we left out overnight was still as hard as rock in the morning!

Originally I thought it would be fun to try and make it a "glamping" trip, but the only thing I ended up doing was bringing a few mason jars for candles. Oh well. 

We brought the air mattress too; definitely better than sleeping pads on the cold ground.

In the morning, we had sourdough french toast, sausage, and coffee over the fire. It was SO delicious. There's just something about being outside and cooking over a campfire that makes everything taste a million times better than normal!

We made up a great game too, called "which one of these sausages doesn't belong?" It's amazing how creative you can be without a television. 

So, the Fall camping trip was a total success. I loved being surrounded by the colors of Autumn and feeling that delicious little chill in the air. Next year we will have to do it again, and maybe I'll even have time to make it more glamorous! 

Have you ever been camping in the Fall? Do you even like camping at all? I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. =)


  1. I always get so excited when I see you have a new post up. Love reading your blog. Fall camping sounds delightful! Fresh air is just the thing for creativity too. Sounds soooo rejuvenating!!!

    1. Aw, thanks Courtney! I feel the same way about your blog. =) It sure was wonderful! I want to go again this weekend!



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