Monday, July 19, 2010

Is It Really Over?

Yes, unfortunately my the sound of my alarm clock blaring at 6:00 this morning made it perfectly clear: Our vacation was officially over.

Although the week was rather low-key, we had wonderful time camping along the Oswegatchie River. Aside from a few excursions and a trip to the Alexandria Bay Drive-In Theater (to see Despicable Me, which was precious, btw), we did a whole lot of nothing. Which was exactly what we wanted to do.

In the car, at the beginning of the Northeast Extension - Me:"Make an 'I'm-excited-that-we're-on-vacation face!'". I look constipated, and Dan didn't even try...

Freshly picked raspberries and home-grown squash, all cut up and ready to be fried (and of course, a bit of Merlot ready to be sipped)

Fire feet... waiting for the corn to cook

A boy and his guitar, strumming love songs by the fire

An impromptu dessert idea - raspberry and chocolate pastries (topped with a bit of whipped cream, these were delicious and super quick and easy to make)

One of the two fawns we saw

Waterfalls at Greenwood Creek

Daniel in Nature

Roasting hot dogs, a must when you're camping

Our wildflower bouquet of daisies and black-eyed susans

After my first day of "re-entry", I'm already ready to go back... camping trips are totally better than working. Do you have any vacation plans this summer?

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Anonymous said...

I leave to go camping on the 30th! Soooo excited! It cannot come soon enough! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

Amanda said...

As you know, we already went camping and that is about all we can afford/have time to do this year. We're hoping to make it to the beach next summer!

Aubrey S. said...

I love camping. I'm glad you had a good time.

JMJE said...

I'm going to the beach in a few weeks but I'm always really sad on the last day of a vacation b/c I know it's over.

Nen said...

ohhh.. sounds relaxing... my husband is too paranoid about ticks. i don't think we'll ever go camping!! maybe i'll convince him one day!