The Camping Trip

I did not get eaten by a bear….I’m here.  What a crazy last few weeks it has been.  I’m glad to be writing today though. 

The camping trip was a great time.  We made our way to the campsite on Friday around 3 and set up camp….Teddy’s mom snapped a few photos of me setting up the tent and all since it was my first time to have done that.  I love having that documented….and my Mom loved seeing them.  She didn’t believe me that it really happened.  HA! 

Here we are on our way!  There was a lot of stuff and of course the bear dogs had to have somewhere to snooze! 

This is the view from our tent.  It was really serene.  The running water from the creek was amazing.  I loved laying in the tent….so typical of me loving to lay in the bed!  We had a blow up mattress, the dogs bed, and our sleeping bags as covers in the tent….so it’s a really good thing we all like one another!  The dogs actually ended up being valuable in the tent because they kept me warm….they are like little heaters. 

 Here is Teddy and his Dad!  Aren’t they so cute?  Teddy and I were really thankful they were there to experience my first camping trip together and his Mom and Dad love camping so much!  The first night camping was so much fun….we had a steak and potato dinner over the campfire….and wine!  So fun!  No smores but we will remember that next time! 

The dogs did great with the camping.  If another dog was around they would bark a little but just because we had them tied up to a stake in the ground.  They slept so sweetly by the fire and just were happy as peaches!  We saw a bloodhound at the campsite and it’s basically a really big Reggie (my brown basset hound)….so funny!  I had never seen one in person and wanted to dognap it from its tent but Teddy said no. 

The second day/night I wasn’t feeling all that great….honest to goodness just not feeling right.  We stayed at the campsite until dark and then went back to Teddy’s parents to sleep.  I felt pretty bad I spoiled the second night’s sleeping at the campsite but I’m so glad everyone was understanding.  When I got to their house I ran, took a shower, and put on clean pj’s, and went sound asleep!  There is something to say about how fun camping is but man did that shower and bed feel great!  The next morning Teddy and I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to go!  We went to church, hung around the house, had dinner and I still wore some camping plaid I had packed that day to stay in the theme of things! 

Overall it was a great time and I’m hoping next time I do feel better so that I can tough it out two nights!  I really appreciate all that Teddy and his parents did for me to make me feel right at home in the wilderness….I only saw one spider and that was it! 

Just call me a Wilderness Girl!  No Red Feathers ALLOWED!

Charleston Final Act

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We are back and so mad about it!  Not really we are glad to be home but we had the best time!  We had a wonderful time and the weather was seriously perfect!  I mean I don’t think it could have been any better.

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The first day we walked around downtown, went through the market area, bought a few things, looked at the giant houses that so many of  the swankies lived in, and I took pictures of the amazing iron work that all of the houses have.  They lead you into the back yard and talk about beautiful landscaping!  I was in awe! 

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The one on the left Ben and I put a down payment on!  HEHEHE!  Seriously though the first and second set of pillars in this picture is ONE house!  The porches on this thing take up more square feet then my house I live in!  So amazing.  Ben and I said if we owned one that each level of the porch would have a theme….one would be fancy, one would be for chess and other swanky games, one would be laid back and we would drink sweet tea out of mason jars on that level.  Talk about the sweet tea!  OMG!  They also have this amazing stuff there called Sweet Tea Vodka….yes please!  I’ll have some of that!  We love to drink Ice Picks (iced tea and vodka) so if it’s just a one stop shop with this stuff and much better it’s so fun and so much better.  I spoke with some people and this stuff is going worldwide soon….I asked about getting stock in it and they all just laughed…but I was serious!

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This is the blushing bride the first night we were there!  We hung out at this bar downtown called The Blind Tiger (rarrrrrr).  Everything about this weekend was organized for the out of towners so nicley.  

The wedding was so gorgeous!  It was outside at an old govenors mansion and it had a giant porch of course!  Love those things!  I didn’t take my camera to the wedding because it is giant and so it wouldn’t fit in my clutch!  Plus I figured the photographer would take care of that!  Just trust me it was amazing!   

I’ll leave you with one of the best parts of the visit….the amazing sunsets! 

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