We took our sixth trip in Turtle Home last weekend.
Nice to have a lake in our backyard for a few days!
We left work around 5:45pm and hit a little traffic, so we got to the site around 7. This meant that a) the mosquitos were out in full force and b) we had to set up in the dark.
Luckily, we’re pretty good at it, managed it in about 45 minutes, and got treated to some pretty sweet full moonlight while we grilled some burgers and had some frosty beverages.
Looks kind of like an oil painting, no?
Saturday, we got up around 9:30 and our friends made us breakfast tacos! Then, the boys went to get ice and the rest of the party was napping, I put my hokas on and went for a little hike.
I meant to just walk around the campsite but I kept going and going and found a cool trail and took lots of pictures so if I went missing, at least someone would know where I wandered by looking at DropBox. Also, it was super pretty!
After I collected Zliten, we took Wasp and Yellow Jacket out to go play on trails. Yes, I’m a priss and accidentally wore jewelry while playing on dirt with bikes.
We hit the Heron Trail, then the Fisherman’s Loop, and then decided to try the South to North Lake trail and it got a little advanced for us, so we just rode the other ones again and returned back with actual mud on our tires! I still feel noobish at riding bikes on rocks but I’ve learned a few things, most helpfully, I’m much more confident leading than following (or at least leaving a bunch of space in between me and the next rider) so that helps in my quest to get a little braver.
After some delicious sausages from the grill for lunch, and a little too much fudge, Zliten decided it was time for casting. Note that he didn’t say FISHING, but casting.
Look at that form!
After catching many leaves and twigs but no actual live fish, we watched the sun set, built a fire, and failed to make proper dutch oven popcorn (but had some real corn instead). Instead, we dined on camping punch, laughter, and plotting and scheming for the future.
I was sad we couldn’t get the three day camp effect, but it was a perfect getaway for the time we had allotted. Care of the time change, we got plenty of sleep on Saturday night, we were able to take the bikes back onto dirt in the morning, and get packed up and out a whole 20 minutes before our checkout time and home by 1pm. Our heads were clear and it felt less like a chore to exist and do things than it did less than two days ago.
I need every ounce of that going into this next month. I’m happy I was able to play in the woods for a weekend before a big long month of adulting.
If you’re interested in the full set of pictures, you can see them HERE.