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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Camping Trip


I'm excited to say, that we got another fall camping trip in this year.  Hubby and I decided to camp the first night by ourselves.  Woot!  Oh, we needed the time alone.  It was a relaxing, romantic, camping date night.  And surprisingly, I did not take my camera this time.

The second night we picked up a few stragglers - 2 kiddos. 

Although it had rained a bit, we relaxed in the camper, reading, knitting, drawing, one kiddo doing school homework, and chatting.  After the rain stopped we started up the fire, and had more fun with s'mores and such.


The nights got down to the 40's, and even so, we hunkered in for the weekend, and enjoyed what may be our last camping trip this season.  

This time I baked homemade buttermilk cornbread, and some chili (in anticipation for rain and lack of a campfire), ahead of time.  

One funny to share - our awning had not been at a correct slant to drain off the rain and filled with water.  I started to move the legs, and he said, "no I will get it."  Well, he got it all right.  Ha ha ha ha!  He was in slippers and was standing under it.  He let the water off and "wooooosh!"  Off it went, soaking his feet.  When I ran around the truck to see, he was hopping on one foot and one slipper remained alone, flooded with rain water.  It was mighty cold water too.  He proceeded to say, "I guess I shouldn't have done that" in a very calm voice.  Which I responded (along with the girls) with a round of laughter and almost pee'd my pants.  Good think he had extra socks. Ha ha ha ha!   Ah, I guess you had to be there.

The weather was very nice on Sunday, so I was able to wash all the camper bedding, and dry it completely.  

Rain is in the forecast today, so I plan to pop the camper back up later this week, sweep it out, and restock the linens.

3 comments:

Willow said...

Don't you just love camping. We didn't get in as much as we usually do. Good for you getting in some Fall camp time.

Sam I Am...... said...

Glad you were able to camp one more time as I feel Winter is closing in early everywhere this year.

RB said...

I so admire people who can "camp". The closest I ever get to camping nowadays is leaving my blow dryer at home. I guess that's because Marine Corp boot camp back in 1969 was enough "camping" to last me for the rest of my lifetime. LOL

God bless.

RB
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