Monday, October 09, 2006

Backyard Camping

We've had a large pile of brush sitting out back since we had those pine trees felled. Last week Ken decided to start burning it. It was too large to just set fire to so he made a small fire and just kept feeding it with the brush. It was so warm and cozy we got the tent out of the barn and camped out. We cooked hamburgers on the swing grill over the fire and toasted marshmallows. Afterwards, we did some star gazing through the telescope. Even though we had just about every blanket we own plus a hot water bottle we still got a bit chilly during the night! Our tent is really only made for the warm summer months. About 4am Ken came up to the house and refilled the bottle and got the campfire blazing again.

We didn't get much sleep. There were so many strange noises out there what with the animals in the barn banging around plus other unknown things in the woods. It sounded like the rabbits in the horse trailer had got a hold of a trampoline! We spent half the night saying "what was that?!"

Needless to say the next day we weren't moving very fast at all. When we came inside it felt like we'd been away for a week!

1 comment:

Susan Smith said...

The camp site looks great, and Joshua look real snug.(missing you guys) Bet it would be great in warmer weather. Glad you had your water bottles!