Monday, July 14, 2014

Camping at Yellowpine

Last week, we decided it was time to break out the camping supplies and escape to the mountains. We love being able to unplug from technology and escape the heat. Although, we did notice, not all campers feel that way. One night, I was sure I could hear the theme music to Mario. Sure enough, the camp across from us was playing Nintendo. 

Our home for the weekend was in Yellowpine, up near Stillwater Reservoir.

We had several chipmunks that were eager to clean up any crumbs we dropped. I didn't get a picture of them all, but there was a ton. One was HUGE, like the size of a squirrel. But he wouldn't hold still long enough for me to get a picture of him.

As we were driving to a fishing spot on Friday, we spotted several turkeys. But they hid before I could get a good picture. If you look really close at the edge of the bush on the left side of the picture, you can see one of them.

We didn't catch any fish the first day, but the view was amazing.

A deer wandering through camp.

Sage LOVES camping. She will just go and go and go until she is utterly exhausted. Even when we would just walk down to the restrooms, she would have to go with us. When we started packing up to go home, she started to wine and cry. I think she wanted to stay there forever.

Our view of the super moon.

For Christmas, my dad got us a Kelly Kettle. Josh watched the videos on YouTube and was excited to try it out.

You fill it with water, start a fire in the base and then add pine cones through the top hole. It heated water super fast. It also comes with a small pan that you can cook on, but it is only big enough for one, so we didn't use it to cook. But I loved being able to have hot water within minutes. I even washed my hair one day.

We must have tied Sage to the tree this squirrel was in. It chewed us out the first morning we were there.

On Saturday, we met my sister and the boys to go fishing.

We took Valex fishing last year, but this was Daxsen's first time. They both had a blast. Daxsen was fun to watch. When he was reeling in the fish, he would just stare and concentrate on the reel.

Valex, on the other hand, would try to reel and watch the water at the same time.

Taking a break to eat.

Sage, hoping for some food to get dropped.

Tyler was a little bit older before he liked fishing, so Josh was worried Daxsen wouldn't like it. But I knew he would. He wants to do everything like his big brother. Josh tried to get them to pet a fish. At first they wouldn't, so Josh did it first. Then Valex did, so Daxsen did too.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Those chipmunks are adorable! Your Kelly Kettle does look neat!