Thursday, August 05, 2010

A Campin' We Did Go

My DH decided that life was to short and we needed to start taking vacations this year, so he procured a new to us 1993 Colman Cedar Pop-Up Tent Trailer (PUP) with a two burner stove top and a galley sink (pump handle, you get water) no refer, no indoor potty. We had all the other trappings for outdoor living purchased several years ago along with an extra large tent we've never used.

(all pics are click able for a better view)

Our home away from home. Yes, that is an oven he bought to take on the trips.
(Pic from our 2nd trip)

This is how are first camping trip went.
We went camping at the beginning of July to the Pryor Mountains , but that was only an overnight trip and we had to move camp a few hours after setting up.
Can you say "BEAR"!!.
Yep that's right campers, our German Shepard Cody went on alert with pacing and growling and hackles raised a
nd DH was hearing the huffing sounds they make when their walking around, so we got out the guns just in case and packed everything up in record time and left that spot to him/her.

The day ended with COLD temps, lots of wind and rain.

First trip, second spot.
Jack sitting, Cody patrolling.

Yes the brown enclosure is the outhouse and even though it is right outside the door of the PUP I was not allowed to go out after dark without DH supervision.

Our second trip was much less eventful. (No Bears)
My DH took a few day's off at the end of July and decided that we would go camping in the Big Hor
n Mountains. 9500 feet above sea level here we come.

Our dogs loved this trip, and we found out that Jack really likes the water since he went out to wade in the lake every day, chest deep.

Our destination, Shell Lake Reservoir .

The view from our campsite.
Shell Lake Reservoir, what a beautiful view and very relaxing, too bad we didn't get a fishing license as there were lots of fish jumping around feeding on flying bugs.

Nestled amongst the pines is our home away from home for the next 3 days all set up and ready for relaxation.

Our first camp fire and yes we did the required marshmallow and weenie roasts.

The end of our trip. It rained the last night and morning we were there, so packing up was a soggy affair and everything had to be unpacked and dried out when we got home several hours later.

All in all it was a nice trip with some short day hikes, a beautiful view and time with my DH Robert.

Thanks for stopping by and Take Care Everyone.

Hugs and Stitches ...... Sandy


  1. what a lovely holiday, well except the drying out part. Glad you had a nice time with your DH.
    Be always in stitches.

  2. Pictures are great! Bears are definitely something to respect! Glad it all worked out and your camping trips have been a success. :)

  3. Aside from bears, sounds like a nice time. Reminds me of camping as a kid minus the camper.

  4. We had Bears at our campsite in the Smoky Mountains, a few years ago! Glad you had a wonderful time!


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