Not Quite Camping

For the last “official” weekend of summer (oh no!!), B and I went camping. Well, not really. We rented a house in the wilderness (40 acres of land!) with 2 other couples (plus a dog and an almost-2-year-old). We had gone camping with them a few years ago, and decided to keep the tradition alive – this time, with a large house. In West Virginia.

Here it is!


Some photo highlights from the weekend: (linking up with Her Heartland Soul)

Friday night dinner – made by B and me (marinated flank steak, grilled veggies and a corn/bean/tomato/avocado salad) and dessert (custard bars with a fruit compote)


Roasting marshmallows by the fire (See, it’s like camping!)


Hiking around the surrounding area – including a river and some waterfalls

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The rocks and lake (we weren’t supposed to swim in it)






The whole group


4 random facts from the weekend:

The Tygart Lake Dam is not open to the general public.


You can’t go swimming in Tygart Lake after August 27. So we put on our bathing suits and went to go swimming but we couldn’t. (So instead we went for a “hike” down to the “beach” and back up)


One pair of Chubbies will fit three different sized men.


Asking people to make a funny face produces a pretty good photo.


Some questions for you:

  • Have you ever been to Tygart Lake?
  • What do you like on your s’mores?

5 thoughts on “Not Quite Camping

  1. I love camping! This camping looks especially ideal. I love being out in the woods, but I don’t really want to stay in a tent more than one night.
    My ideal smore would be a piece of dark chocolate and a burnt marshmallow in between to cripsy graham crackers.

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