Saturday, July 25, 2009


Today we woke up at a beautiful campsite at Buckhorn State Park, near Mauston, WI. I always forget how pretty this place is, until we go back! We hike about 3/4 of a mile to the campsite, which is on our own little peninsula, with tall trees, and a little beachy area. Since it's right on the water we get a nice breeze - or a good wind - which keeps the bugs away, and keeps things nice and cool. We have a GREAT view of the sunset. And we can put our tent close to the water and listen to the waves lapping in all night long. I love it.This year's camping crew consisted of the hubby and I, his two sisters and their significant others, another couple, and 5 other girls. A big group, but a fairly low-key group. We sat around the campfire, played games, ate, watched the sunset, ate, told stories, ate, slept, ate... and so on. This year the hubby and I got made fun of and called snobs because we didn't bring brats, burgers, and Doritos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Instead, we brought a healthy smattering of bagels, cream cheese, and smoked salmon; apples and brie cheese; avocados; chicken mango brats with grilled bell peppers; chicken feta spinach patties with lettuce and tomato in a pita; smores with nutella... Yes, a little different for camp food - but we like 1) the variety, 2) the healthiness, 3) none of it gives me migraines, like brats and Doritos! I'll be a snob if I can keep the migraines away. That's ok by me!

But the best part of the day? Our dog, Bailey, playing frisbee in the water! This is the first trip that she has willingly gone in the water of her own accord - and LIKED it! She kept going in again and again! She'd chase my hubby, fetch her frisbee, and run along the coast kicking in the water. So fun... She is SO NOT a prissy poodle. Ha ha ha.
Things I am thankful for today:

1. Waking up to the sound of waves lapping in. So peaceful.
2. A yummy breakfast. Love smoked salmon and cream cheese.
3. The smell of a campfire.
4. The dog cuddling up for a nap in the tent. So cozy.
5. The mosquitos weren't too bad!
6. Spectacular sunset.
7. Beautiful starry sky.
8. The game "Apples to Apples."
9. Bailey swimming, and swimming, and swimming... She didn't want to stop!
10. The hubby walking me to the outhouse at night... Such a gentleman. Ha ha ha.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Love the pics of Bailey!!

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