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Through the trees (c)travelincousins.com
So anyhow back to the campsite. I was thrilled that we finally have a site that we were able to set up my hammock!!! I am a huge fan of hammocks. I’m not usually the relaxing type whatsoever - that is until you put me into a hammock!
Happy in a Hammock (c)travelincousins.com
But apparently the kids were quite eager to hop inside and enjoy swaying under the pine trees.
There was definitely not too much excitement to speak of yesterday. The most drama we had was when little miss Goldie stepped on sap and got a big sticky mess between the pads of her paw that were causing her to be quite uncomfortable.
Poor sappy Goldie (c)travelincousins.com
Cleaning Goldie's paw (c)travelincousins.com
Cosette insisted that the sap had to be removed right then and there. So Dominic held her wiggly little body and I tried to calm her, since she really HATED the process of removal. But after a while the mess was all cleaned up and all was back to being good.
We had also taken notice of a huge bolder that is just opposite of our campsite. Seeing that there was a placard nearby I was of course curious and had to check it out.
It appears that this bolder has pictographs from the Cahuilia Indians and that they are up to 600 years old. Pretty cool!
Well it seems that this camping trip might be the much needed recharger trip for us all, which is a good thing. It was so quiet and relaxing yesterday that prior to lunchtime I found that each one of us dozed off into unplanned naps. I kinda couldn’t believe it. Because this NEVER happens!
Hunger had woke me up, so I hopped out of my hammock, prepped lunch and then woke up the rest of the sleepyheads. It was after lunch that we had decided was a good time to take a stroll and check out the little town of Idyllwild.
Near the sign for the park (c)travelincousins.com
The town of Idyllwild is small but rather cute and artsy. It almost had a slight feel of similarity to a cross between Sedona and Laguna - however definitely much quainter and smaller in size.
Walking into town (c)travelincousins.com
Center of Idyllwild (c)travelincousins.com
As we walked about I knew that Jet would’ve really enjoyed the camping trip this year and I felt bad that her gang of 3 chose not to come along with us.
Checking out Idyllwild (c)travelincousins.com
Cute little shops (c)travelincousins.com
After browsing in the ins and outs of the little town, it was time for us to head back to camp and for me to prep dinner. It wasn’t time to eat yet, but chopping and prepping by lantern is not my preference.
Once all the “work” had been done we read for a while and then started a camp fire.
Reading time (c)travelincousins.com
Chopping wood and starting a fire (c)travelincousins.com
Dave had set up his telescope and we glanced into a land far far away at the planet Jupiter and 3 of it’s moons. We sat around the campfire and chatted about trips that we’ve taken so far this year and details of Hawaii - which is only 12 days away!
After a soothing cup of mint tea, we had all decided to pack it in and make our way into the tent and call it a night.
The glow of the fire (c)travelincousins.com
Today will be another day for relaxing but we are also going on a hike to check out the Perimeter Trail, Hillside Trail, Bedrock Mortars and a viewpoint (you know how much I love those!).