Saturday, May 1, 2010

Camping with Higgs Stuff

Last weekend was SO gorgeous weather wise. We thought we were in the clear to start celebrating summer. Jack text me on Monday and asked if I wanted to go camping this weekend. I was super excited. I LOVE camping. I love camping food, games, talking, etc. We invited our friend Higgs to come with us so he could protect Jack from any bear attacks (Jack is beyond scared of bears and we usually end up sleeping in the car).

As the week progressed we realized our summer camping trip was turning into more of a winter camp out. We drove up near Nephi Utah to a campground we love (Ponderosa) which of course was closed for the winter. So we pulled over at a makeshift camp site on the side of the road near a creek. It was beautiful- especially for the side of the road.

We made Tinfoil dinners with steak and potatoes. Topped it off with S'mores. Which is by far my fave part of camp food. We explored our little area and then settled in for the night. Luckily none of us got much sleep the night before so we fell asleep incredibly early. I was sleeping on 3 blankets and a foam pad, snuggled in my sleeping bag and topped off with 4 heavy blankets on top of me. I slept warm a cozy. Which was nice since we woke up in the middle of the night to hear it snowing on us. Lucky us!

We packed up first thing in the morning and stopped at Cracker Barrel on the way home to eat breakfast. Delicious pancakes covered in blackberries and cream. Delicious. Can't wait for our next camp out!


julie said...

ha ha ha ha....HIggs DOES NOT look amused!!! He looks like he has had enough of your camping trip...ha ha ha ha....I think you should go camping in a month to redeem yourselves. Good try though! Glad you braved the cold and had a "blogging experience" it!

suelyn w said...

Sounds a little cold for me. San Deigo trip sounds fun, especially the blown out tire! I think it's really funny that Jack's face starts out white and with each picture it gets more and more red!

Kristin said...

We love to camp. I want to take David to Bryce before we move. Wanna come?? Camping in Utah is so much better than in Texas. Cracker Barrel is from Texas though - they even have the Blue Bell ice cream shipped in from Texas. Best ice cream ever.

Anya Young said...

I have to say I love the outdoors...but I have to admit S'MORES are my favorite part!

Kristin said...

hi! I found you off Danica Rugg's blog, hope that's OK! I'm in the ward too. :) Just wanted to drop a quick note. and my husband LOVES cracker barrel, I think this post inspired a Father's Day Breakfast idea! YUM.

p.s. stop by and say hi! Our blog is

Kristina P. said...

The best thing about camping is the food. The worst thing is also the food. :)