Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Camping in the National Forest

Wednesday and Thursday nights we camped in a national forest. We had picked out a peaceful meadow, and it turned out to be a great choice except for the minor problem of one of the RVs beeping every two minutes; some sort of "low battery" warning. We never saw anyone there though.

We spent Thursday just sitting around. There was no plumbing or tables or anything, so we were roughing it as far as drive up car camping can be considered roughing it.

There were a lot of mosquitoes, biting flies, and big ants, but it was so quiet and peaceful! We saw the cutest little baby chipmunk. If you've never seen a baby chipmunk you're missing out. It's as small as a mouse but more furry and with a long furry tail. It almost ran up on us, thinking we were something to explore, but we scared it off cause we didn't want to hurt it. It did come back to see us a few times, and a couple times we saw an adult chipmunk too.

I also got buzzed by a hummingbird (that's never happened to me before) and got to hike down to the coldest, prettiest little stream a ways down the hill.

We sat around. I finished all my books. Joel finished his book. We ate food. We slept. It was so relaxing and fabulous. And we didn't spend any money all day. Perfect.

Tomorrow: the wedding and the drive back.


Kim P. said...

What an awesome trip! I'm really looking forward to our Colorado trip in about a month, but we won't be doing any camping this time. We do plan to visit the National Park though!

Pryncss Briana said...

Amazing! I am so jealous of y'all's outdoor adventures, but very happy to still have AC right now. :) Y'all be safe out there!