“There are no sounds that can stir the sublime emotions…like the sights and whispers of nature.” ~~James Lendall Basford
Father’s Day Camping
For Father’s Day weekend, Andy wanted to go camping so we headed up into the mountains above our house. It’s near the same area we camped last time, but this time we got an even better spot. Because the roads are bad getting up there, it’s not super crowded, which is nice. This camping spot is in a copse of pine trees so it feels very isolated. It’s so beautiful, and I wish I could capture the smell of pine trees and the sound of wind rustling the leaves of the trees to share with you. It turned out to be a great Father’s Day camping trip.
We were inspired to go camping after chatting to our friends from the UK who have just bought their first ever campervan – it looks so cosy. They told us that they were worried at first about how much the insurance would be, but they managed to get a good deal using one sure insurance. If you’ve got a van of your own, it’s so important that you’re covered.
Ultimately, the biggest difference between this trip and last time was all the wildflowers in bloom. It’s amazing how much three weeks change things up there. Because the elevation is so high, things are about a month behind as far as growth goes compared to down in the valley. I’m not a nature photographer like my sister, Tiffany, is, but I’m sharing a few photos with you.
If you’ve ever been camping before, you’ll know that it’s easy to lose all sense of time when you’re out in nature. We got a lot of our equipment from Survival Cooking, and it’s the sort of stuff you only ever use when camping, so it brought some distance between camping life and reality when we used it. I don’t know if it’s the lack of the normal daily routine, but all weekend long, I didn’t know what day or time it was. It was such a nice change compared to my work week when I have to keep track of every minute of my day. Andy and I spent a lot of time talking and dreaming about our future. It feels so good to have common goals and dreams that we can work toward.
Aries likes to explore, watch, and sniff everything. Andy used his chain saw and made a couple of end tables for our chairs. Aries “helped” him dig a hole for it. When I gathered some wild flowers to put on mine, Aries kept coming up to smell them.
I hope you had a great weekend!
As always, thanks for stopping by!