Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Camping Adventures

I have been away from the blog to satisfy my camping obsession.  We have taken the little A-frame out 5 times now for weekend trips.  Mostly to Vermont.  We learn a little about what we like and what not to do each time.  I have been keeping a log which is sort of a scrapbook of our adventures.

We are having fun.  I won't lie.  It's a lot of work!  I think these short trips require as much prep and clean up as a longer trip would but it has been an adventure with no major calamities yet.

Over the 4th of July we traveled to far northern Vermont to a section called the Northeast Kingdom.  It is beautiful up there but there is a lot of poverty too.  The side of Vermont you do not see in the travel brochures.  Our destination was Maidstone State Park situated on beautiful Maidstone Lake which is a deep glacial lake.

There was a five mile gravel road leading off the main road to get to the park and a retired gentleman (and talented wood carver) generously decorated tree posts along the way.  It made the road seem less long and bumpy because you were eagerly anticipating what sculpture would come next.  Here are a few:

And here are some stone ducks which could be seen everywhere along the way.  On every rock and on top of most mailboxes.  Not sure if this is the same guy but they were fun to spot.

No internet or cell service out here so this "relic" was in the middle of the woods!

I did some real campfire cooking.  I just love that woodsy smoky smell of everyone cooking their breakfasts in the woods.  It only took a few hours...ha ha!