Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What a weekend!

This past weekend was probably the best weekend I've had in a long time. My husband and I spent the weekend camping with his family. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Although, I must admit, even though I prepared for it, I froze when trying to sleep Friday night. I'm a seasoned camper and normally rough it when camping, but this time I didn't want to be cold. I took my electric blanket and you know what? I was still cold. Dumb me, didn't put a blanket on top of the electric one to hold the heat in. Brrrrr

We had one whole camping area of the park reserved just for us. I think we had six tents of various shapes and sizes up. The campground was right next to a beautiful lake. My husband loves to fish and caught several, but he's a catch-and-release kind of fisherman, so he didn't keep them. I tried my hand at a little fishing, too. I bought a new rod and reel the last time we went camping, but never got to try it out. This time I did, but probably should have just left it home. I got a few bites, but didn't catch any fish.

It was just fun getting to visit with family that we don't get to see often and a few young nieces and nephews that I hadn't met. We all keep in touch via Facebook, but getting to spend so much time together in person was a treat. We stayed up until 2 am just talking around the campfire one night. Some family members that couldn't camp came to visit for a while and we even had some friends stop by to chat.

And, the food, oh - my - gosh the food we fixed was wonderful. Our first night for supper, we had beef kabobs, deer meat, and sweet potatoes, all fixed over the fire. The second night was more deer meat (the best I've ever tasted. Thank you, Josh), hamburgers, hot dogs, and chili. Breakfast on both days was bacon and eggs.

But, the best part of the whole weekend was my daughter and her husband surprising everyone by driving up from Mississippi. It's so great spending time with family and friends. We plan on making this an annual event for our family and I can't wait until next year.