About this time of year I always start to reflect on the waning Summer and all the activities I still want to do before it ends. Although, we always find ways to stay busy on the weekends; I have felt like we have not camped enough this Summer. Record warm temperatures encouraged a last minute camping trip this past weekend. We set out Friday night as the sun was contemplating setting and made it to our spot with headlamps lighting our way. Our tent is simple enough to set up and it was still a balmy seventy plus degrees out. We decided to keep our rain flap off which allowed us to gaze up at the stars in the night. There are moments like this in life which although are not perfect (ie. sleeping in a tent is not the most comfortable thing) you still have an overwhelming gratitude and contentment for your life.
Breakfast with a view....... lakeside at Talapus Lake.
Have you ever taken the time to notice what is underfoot while hiking? These "pencil shaving" mushrooms fascinated me our entire hike. Since children naturally like to explore I look forward to learning more about such things so I can teach my child about nature on our hikes.
Arriving early in the morning at Ollalie Lake and finding we are the only ones there. Score!!
Cameron checking out the fish in the water. The entire time we were in this spot two dragonflies darted to and fro.
Nature is always so picture perfect.
I am feeling so blessed during this pregnancy. My energy level is up, my appetite is fairly normal and I am still able to do all the things I enjoy. I really could not ask for anything more.
Just as the trail traffic started to pick up, we were heading down the trail and back to our car. Aaahh the joys of camping and getting an early start.