That Time B and I Went Camping

B & I went on a camping trip this weekend with just one another. That’s right, a solo* camping trip. And we survived… As did our marriage!

Let me start by saying that for those of you who know me, this will come as no surprise, but I am NOT an outdoorsy person. Yes, I had my stint at Girl Scout camp and have gone camping a few times over the years, but it is never something that I would choose to do just for fun. Sleeping outdoors? No showers? Having to walk to bathrooms? Bugs? Animals? You get the idea. But I know be has been wanting to spend some time outdoors for a while, and since he bought a new tent and hasn’t had a chance to put it to use, I openly suggested we go camping this weekend because it was honestly the only weekend we had free for the rest of the summer.

Guess what? It was fun! Would it be something I’d want to do every weekend? Definitely not in the near future. But hiking with B, roasting marshmallows and enjoying homemade campfire meals were pretty great. Some highlights:

first meal there. Grilled turkey burgers (on the fire!) and salad and bread. Starting off great :)

first meal there. Grilled turkey burgers (on the fire!) and salad and bread. Starting off great 🙂

Making breakfast. Bacon!

Making breakfast. Bacon!

We're dressed for our hike!

We’re dressed for our hike!

Cucumber falls

Cucumber falls

Made it to a great viewpoint.

Made it to a great viewpoint.

B, taking in the view (shh he didn't know i was snapping a photo!)

B, taking in the view (shh he didn’t know i was snapping a photo!)

Selfie along the river

Selfie along the river

<3 Water

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On an old train bridge

On an old train bridge

Cooking dinner

Cooking dinner

If you’ve never been to Ohiopyle, I’d definitely recommend it. We stayed at the state park and close enough that we were able to just do a big hike along the trails. We hiked the Great Gorge Trail to Cucumber Falls. Then we took the Meadow Run Trail around the river to downtown. And eventually we made it to the Laurel Highlands Trail. After we made it to our viewpoint, we stopped for lunch and then turned around and hiked back to the park. We had a great day – it was hot (88) but in the trails we were mostly covered and had some great shade. My legs were tired – I had run 12 miles on Friday morning – but really enjoyed the natural scenery!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you like camping? Any tips for me the next time that me, a non-outdoorsy person, has to go camping?
  • Are you an outdoorsy person?

Linking up with Her Heartland Soul today again for this weekend update. Have a great week!

*I know this is technically a “couples” camping trip (since it was B AND me) but I think I like calling it a solo camping trip because couples sounds like a few couples and not just one. So a solo couple camping trip is the most correct I guess 🙂

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5 thoughts on “That Time B and I Went Camping

  1. You are wayyyyy more brave than I am! I love being outdoors all day long, but I want a bed at night. Vegas teases me but whatever. LOL! Looks gorgeous though – love that bacon on an open fire.

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