Our first camping trip of 2009 was lovely! We dusted off all the essential camping gear, brushed up on our fire making, cooking outside, and peeing in the woods skills.
Because we waited shamefully long to book a site for one of the busiest camping weekends of the year (Memorial Weekend) we ended up at a State Campground that we didn’t know anything about. It was Lake Hudson State Recreation campground. It was a pretty place and nice for our first trip of the year, but we probably wont be going back any time soon. There weren’t any hiking trails and the lake wasn’t within walking distance, so it was a lesson in patience and creativity for our kids. All I can say about that is that I am glad I packed a coloring book, paper, and crayons for the kids.
This was the first time in MANY many camps that the BG and I slept on a blow up mattress. MAN does that make a difference! We felt like we were in a luxury hotel =) Our bones might be getting a little too old for the hard ground =) The first night the temperature dropped pretty darn low, so by the morning I had on the BG’s socks, fleece, and my sweatshirt wrapped around my head!! heheheh The girls didn’t complain so I am chalking that one up to being old too!
The lake was pretty chilly still, but that didn’t stop the girls for going swimming all weekend.
The sunsets were gorgeous!
Most of the weekend was just what the BG and I needed, lazing around by the fire, playing cards, doing crosswords, playing the guitar, reading, and just general chillin’. We did have a raccoon “incident” one night though. The BG had to go out with a hunting knife and scare them off. They were fighting over our garbage bag that we foolishly left by the picnic table. I swear they sounded like a couple bears out there!
BG= Raccoon Hunter, my hero!!
We broke down camp in record time! Although we love camping it’s always good to go back home.