Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day Camping at Spruces

The end of May was pretty warm, up until the time we left for camping for the Memorial Day weekend. Of course. Luckily the snow had melted in the campground. Mostly. We did see some snow banks here and there. But this weekend was a bit colder than I prefer. I think the temps were mostly high 50s to low 60s, but as there was no rain forecasted we did not let the cold stop us! We packed plenty of cold weather gear however!

We got a good start on Friday and got to our spot in the mid afternoon. We cooked dinner and got a fire going. That felt good. We all went to bed early because of the cold. 

The next day, we mostly sat around and read. A few weeks ago we had convinced Erica and Jeramy that they should come camping. Jeramy was all for it, Erica was less than enthusiastic but agreed. We brought along our deluxe 3" thick Thermarest mattresses for their enjoyment. A good sleeping mat can make or break your trip. 

Once they arrived we had a great time talking and laughing and then grilled burgers for dinner. Jeramy made a dutch oven peach cobbler that was awesome! The girls enjoyed playing near the small stream by our campsite. There was a lot of spring runoff going on.

In the morning we cooked a hot, hearty breakfast with coffee. We sat around shooting the breeze, but eventually they had to go. But they left Victoria with us! The girls were thrilled- they all got along great! The next day we had a quick breakfast and then started the pack up. We had a great time, and I think may have convinced Jeramy and Erica to make a return trip with us! 

Jeffrey and I have lost a total of 110 lbs so far!

This a fun new thing I found while getting gas at Smith's. It's called a Swedish Fire Log. It's basically a hunk of log that they cut a star shaped hole in the middle. They stick in a treated fire starter in the middle of the 'star', it lights really easily. This is easy to bring along, the wood burns for a long time and it would be great for those wood burning fire pits in the backyard.

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