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Camping or Not

Quentin got up early Tuesday morning to go fishing while the kids and me were still in bed.  We soon got up and started packing to go camping.

Quentin fried up the trout he caught and made some hushpuppies for lunch.

We cleaned up, loaded the car, and headed to Claytor Lake. It is our favorite place to camp.  We got our tent set up and went for a walk.

We visited the gift shop and museum.

On our way back it started to rain.  We have always camped in the rain and enjoyed it.  We noticed a few leaks and dried them up. We lay on our sleeping bags and played hangman until the rain stopped.   We had burgers, baked beans, and smores for supper.

We had barely cleaned up when it started to pour the rain.  We got back in the tent and noticed more leaks.  This was the fifth year we had used this tent and it was giving out on us.  We decided to save our sleeping bags and sleep mats and abandon the tent.  We were only a hop, skip, and a jump away from home so we went home to spend the night.  We also did some tent shopping online. 🙂

Wednesday morning we had sausage and biscuits and gravy for breakfast, cleaned up the house, and headed back to our campsite to pick up where we left off.  We checked out our tent to see how much damage was done and decided we would not be bringing our tent home.

We got our swimsuits on and headed to the lake.  There is a really nice trail to the beach area.

We played in the water for a couple of hours, went back to our campsite for lunch, got packed up and headed home.

I got everything put away from our camping adventure.  We spent the evening working in the garden and making  strawberry jam.

Today we have taken care of the animals, washed clothes, and moved Caspian and the chicks to fresh grass.  We will work on school after lunch then go back outdoors to work in the garden and play with kittens.  It is hard to stay in on such a nice day.

Blessings from One and a Half Acre Homestead!


3 thoughts on “Camping or Not

  1. How frustrating to have the tent leak. It sounds like a fun time in spite of the rain. Your strawberry jam sounds good. Have a wonderful afternoon and evening with your family.


  2. Looks like you all had fun. Sorry about the tent, but it looks like you all had a blast despite it. blessing in disguise, new tent will be nice 🙂

  3. Sorry your tent is no more. Hopefully,you will find a new one to replace it soon. I am still working on convincing George to go camping. Who knows, maybe this summer he will. Jess is very interested in getting a tent. Maybe you could give her a few pointers on what to look for. See you all Saturday. God bless.

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