Actual real camping! In a tent, with fires and even cooked over some coals. 🙂
It was a lot of fun. We arrived on Friday night at Trillium Lake Campground just in time to get our camp and tent set before darkness fell. Then we lit a fire and roasted some marshmallows! We chatted and just had a grand time.
At bedtime I changed into pajamas which were not warm enough. I was cold most of the night and my feet never stayed warm. 🙁 Even with Twitch in my sleeping bag at my feet they were still cold, warmer then when he left, but still cold. In the morning I shoved Twitch into my sleeping bag next to me because he was laying between Kris and I shivering. He should have stayed at my feet!
The next day I felt kind of crappy since I didn’t sleep well. We walked around the lake and then I took a nap. It was nice to sleep and be warm. The weather warmed up to the low 70s during the day.
After a nap we took the kayaks down to the lake and paddled around for an hour or so.
Back to camp, a little cleanup and then some dinner. Hot dogs over an open flame. Yum!
At bedtime I slept in my clothes. Wind pants, long sleeves, sweatshirt and two pairs of socks. I put a hand warmer in between the sock layers too. I was much warmer and much better rested the next day! Twitch spent part of the night in my sleeping bag again. 🙂
Sunday dawned chilly and we made breakfast then Kris and I went for a walk to work off some of Twitch’s energy. Got back and broke camp to head home. On the road by 10am. I would have been ok with sitting around the fire a bit longer but Scot had dumped the last of the wood in the fire pit to make a huge blaze with flames 4 feet high.
It took 3 hours or so to unpack, rinse and hang up all our stuff once we got home.
All in all a good time.
Next time I will plan my clothing better. Sweatshirts for hanging around the fire and sleeping in. Two sock layers with hand warmers. 🙂
I will take two 5 gallon jugs of water, one for handwashing and one for drinking water. That will give more room in the coolers for food stuffs. We can expand our menu a bit that way.
I will bring a pan of some kind and a French press coffee maker for coffee.
I will bring an xpen and extra mat for the dog(s). Connecting them to benches and chairs was moderately successful.
I will bring food toys and Twitch’s shirt. He was chilly in the evenings, though he liked being stuffed in my sweatshirt. 🙂
A larger tent would be nice. Not too much larger but big enough for some gear and maybe our suitcase with clothes in it. Or a popup canopy with sides for privacy and to keep critters out.
But it’s good to be back in my own bed. 🙂