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!

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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)

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

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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)

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Girls

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Boys

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The whole group

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4 random facts from the weekend:

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

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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)

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One pair of Chubbies will fit three different sized men.

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

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Some questions for you:

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