Tuesday, July 28, 2009

camping: part 2

We camped in Colville National Forest right by a beautiful little lake that we pretty much had to ourselves. It was great to be out in nature with no computer, cell phone, or running water. TJ and I were so thankful for Becca and Sam. They knew exactly what to bring, where to go, and really made it a lot of fun for us. These are some of my highlights from the trip:

-I accidently knocked over TJ's beer with my roasting stick and it happened to spill directly into a bag of chips. Seriously, no beer touched the ground. So TJ poked a hole in the bottom of the bag to drain out the beer, and ate them anyway. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time.
-Squeezing 4 of us into a canoe. It must have looked ridiculous
-Bacon and pancakes cooked over a campfire. I'm pretty sure that's how it was meant to be done.
-Cliff jumping. It took some prompting, but I did it!
-Sam's 'Indiana Jones-like' appearance. That hat was awesome.
-Becca's art supplies and creativity. She's so talented and I felt blessed to be around her this weekend
-Watching TJ doing manly things like stoking a fire and chopping wood. I could just see him come alive
-Deep conversations about life around the campfire. And smores
-The stars were amazing. I can't remember a time where I've seen so many

I guess that sums up our camping trip in a nut shell. I'm so glad I went. It was just what I needed before my work marathon begins! In exactly 3 hours...


Becca said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I like the favorite memories- they were good ones. Beer in chips- that was the best! I had so fun. I was at a loss for words- not at all in a writing mood when I posted the pics. I hope work goes well.

bethany said...

You look like a cute little wood fairy :) All you need is the wings...and you'd fit right in!

I hope I can catch you while you're in the midwest in a few weeks!

{eleise} said...

Thanks Andrea for the kind words!! And for the website! I will have to try it out!

Camping looked like fun...I can't even remember the last time I was camping...

Hope all is well over there! =)