Camping Extravaganza

Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 🙂

I survived my first camping trip since 1996, and I.had.a.BLAST!  The drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains in itself was spectacular. 

I mean just look at this!


Once we arrived at the campground, we were pleasantly surprised to see that this was the view from our cabin.  The soothing sound of rushing water immediately gave you a sense of calm. 

We unpacked the truck and began preparations for our night out in the wild. 

**HINT**  It is always a very good idea to bring an Eagle Scout with you when you go camping in the woods!   

For dinner, we ate Hobo Packs.  A hobo pack is simply marinated meat and/or veggies wrapped in foil and cooked over an open flame.  I had hobo-ed asparagus, squash, and broccoli.  I also had a grilled Lightlife Italian SausageAll of you experienced vegetarians and vegans out there, what do you eat when you go camping???


The highlight of dinner came after the dinner plates were scrubbed clean and the last logs were added to the fire. 

Yep!  S’more time! 


Here is my perfectly burnt to a crisp vegetarian marshmallow s’more!  Just the way I like it! 


After eating three of these delectable babies, it was time to hit they hay! 

Remember Glo Worms from the 80s???




Nice and cozy!


Today we woke up and went for a 3.4 mile hike through the George Washington National Forest.



3.4 miles may not sound like a whole lot, but when you are hiking those miles UP a rather large mountain, you definitely get out of breath!  It gives a new meaning to “buns of steel.”


The scenery was amazing.  It really doesn’t feel like a workout when you are surrounded by such beauty.



Larry and I are already making plans for our next trip!  It is such an easy, cheap, and exciting way to get away for the weekend!


The dogs have been zonked out ever since they got in the car for the trip home.

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I am about to join them.  I know I will sleep like a baby tonight! 🙂


magnolia Remember, Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be You!!!



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2 responses to “Camping Extravaganza

  1. Looks like you had a really fun trip! Beautiful photos! Except for that BURNT marshmallow! 😉

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