|Rainbow at sunset.|
Nestled into camp between the party-all-nighters and the group campsite occupied by a religious group, we heard it all. The religious group made as much noise as the drinkers. They pulled out their guitars to sing the Lord's praises at the oddest hours, including nearly 2:00 a.m. But in car camping, there's a site for every kind of camper. You just gotta smile and love it.
Planned menu: Actual Menu:
Dinner: Fast food in the car Fast food in the car
Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, toast, oatmeal Bacon, eggs, toast, oatmeal
Lunch: Steak fajitas Cheese quesadilla, grilled ham & cheese
Dinner: Chili Pudgy pies, Mountain House meal
Breakfast: Oatmeal, bacon Oatmeal, bacon
Lunch: Grilled ham & cheese Buckhorn Cafe on the way home
My daughter had a big win first thing Saturday morning, successfully tying both shoes first try. For her, a sign a wonderful weekend awaited. Perfect weather Saturday and Sunday made for great fishing, paddling, and hiking conditions.
|Great day for a paddle.|
Feeding the fish came first. The fish enjoyed nibbling nearly two dozen worms without being hooked. The turtles, birds, butterflies, and bees played all around us. It felt great to see so many bees given the sad reports about dwindling honeybee populations. But most were bumblebees, not honeybees.
Sunday morning after breakfast, with our food supply dwindling and the day bright and sunny, we broke camp and decided to go hiking around the loops near the backpacking sites. Mushrooms were in their full glory.We saw many species and saw several groups of pickers. We walked about 3.6 miles when our daughter started reminding us she wanted to get home for a friends birthday party, so off we went.
At our lunch stop, my daughter actually admitted to having fun (wow), and we all agreed time goes way to fast in camp. As for the Buckhorn Cafe, I enjoyed my "small" Buckhorn burger (1/2 lb) and had half for dinner at home, and my daughter's leftovers in my lunch Monday. Someone else bought the last apple pie (our favorite), so my husband tried the cheesecake and my daughter enjoyed her first ever slice of banana cream pie. A sweet ending to a beautiful weekend.
|Photographed butterflies while my family fished.|
|Ribbit! Saw five on the trail.|