Sunday, September 16, 2012

2.4 Miles

Last weekend we camped...2.4 miles from home.  It was part of Bass Pro Shop's Outdoor Days.  There were quite a few groups highlighting many ways to enjoy the great outdoors.  One of the most interesting parts is the Mountain Man Rendezvous, which consists of a small village set up as it would have been in the 1840's.  They demonstrate various skills such as soap making, blacksmithing, and bow making.  It's pretty interesting.  There was also a Boy Scout Village this year where boy scout packs hosted a rope bridge, bird feeder making, rocket launch, and other free activities for kids.  We were part of the Off-Road Camping Club part of Outdoor Days.  David met this friendly group at this event a couple of years ago, and has gotten to know them online since.
 Camping so close to home proved to be a really good thing for me.  It rained Friday night, and in my sprint to the car (ha ha!  This body does not sprint!) I manage to pull a muscle in my neck.  So Riley and I wimped out and slept in our own respective beds at home that first night, leaving David to camp without us.  We joined him again Saturday morning just in time for breakfast, then spent the day checking out the things to see and do.  After spending some time with my mom, dad, aunt, and uncle at the event, I headed home for a teeny nap and to pick Riley up.
 We braved the tent Saturday night.  Riley is a little weirded out by being able to hear but not see things from inside the tent, but he did pretty good.  When I hobbled out of the tent around 2 a.m. to trek up to the bathroom, he growled at a suspicious looking (to him) trash can.  Good thing I had my guard dog with me!
I got to take a shower at home, then returned to camp for the rest of Sunday.  I am a pretty wimpy camper, and really like the comforts of home, so as it turned out, this was a pretty good way to camp!

1 comment:

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh my goodness YES, so thankful that Riley is a great watch dog 'cause those nasty evil trashcans are lurking EVERYWHERE!