Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Camping

With the leaves changing and the weather turning colder, we decided to go camping and enjoy the night beneath the stars all cozy in our sleeping bags, inside our little tent. How I love camping, and the Peanut has joined my enthusiasm for it. Be it collecting firewood, helping getting ready to go (ie packing the car) to mixing the pancake mix fireside to enjoy in the morning.




The Peanut is a trooper (like her Mom) and likes camping no matter the weather - even if its raining. It's the joy of being outside and excitement of being one with nature. Of exploring the sights and sounds and of indulging in the simple pleasures (like smores :).


Singing by the campfire, or making hot chocolate on the fire - these are all important parts of the whole. It's the journey, the excitement, the acts of battling the fierceness of the universe with very simple tools!!! Ok, maybe not so fierce, but the appreciation of the outdoors and pride in making a grand meal with very limited tools - definitely!!! And of course the ability to start the fire with only what is found on the ground - and a few matches, of course! (A challenge when raining - but one that is always conquered!)

What were you up to this weekend?

14 comments:

  1. I have honestly never been camping in my life. Looks like you guys had a great time! We were supposed to go to visit my sister-in-law for her surprise birthday party, but all the flooding in southern MN blocked our path so we just sat home and hung out with the cats.

    That pancake looks nummy but huge!!

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  2. Wow, I love camping and all that goes with it and that Peanut of yours look likes, as long as you have Pancakes she is happy :)

    Congrats on the fire, wet wood is not easy :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  3. She's a pretty easy going sort, LOL, but warm pancakes sure help!!!

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  4. Oh, sorry about your plans :( But I bet the cats were happy !!!! Never been camping??? Oh you definitely need to go!!! Scoop that husband of yours up and go have a camping weekend somewhere!!!!!! (or perhaps tell him to scoop you up and take you, lol!!!)

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  5. Good time to go camping, not too cold or hot. Peanut looks happy...maybe it's the pancakes or the beautiful pink pullover that looks warm and fuzzy.

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  6. Yes, she was very happy to have delicious, warm pancakes and her new pink pullover :) Perfect is relative - but we definitely had a perfect time :)

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  7. Camping CAN be fun....cheers to your enthusiasm for dirt and smores!! Loads of good memories in every trip under the stars....

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  8. Ha! Thanx Unicyclerose. Many good memories indeed, and these won't be the last :)

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  9. I love camping :) Haven't been in such a long time... this post made me miss it.

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  10. Laura, seize the moment and go camping....you won't regret it :)

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  11. You rock!!! WOW....First of all, you are so pretty!!!! I haven't seen a picture before...and your little one is so cute....That camping trip looking heavenly.....I didn't do anything this weekend....SO, I am just enjoying your pictures....

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  12. Oh, Carolyn, you are too kind :)

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  13. Hello there, I found you on blogfrog. What a lovely post and your daughter, elle est belle! oh ,I never go camping since I was in junior high hehehe. By the way I am following you from Indonesia just now.
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  14. Merci beaucoups :) Wow, Indonesia, I have always wanted to visit there...

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