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I've got some fun stuff coming for you this week! Cannot wait to share it all.
For now, I'll leave you with a Happy Labor Day!!
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Camping in Idyllwild Day 3
Greetings one last time from this Labor Day Weekend Camping trip to Idyllwild.
Happy Labor Day to you.
One thing I love about these 3 day weekends is that not only do you get an extra day added on to your weekend, but then you get one day less of the work week and you are one day closer to the next weekend…
Which by the way is yet another trip for this gal right here!
I’m sitting here amongst the pines, enjoying a cool breeze and listening to a woodpecker busy at work.
We’ll be heading back home in a few hours. But until then we are gonna appreciate every last moment of the nature that surrounds us.
Yesterday was another lovely day up here in the mountains. We had added an unplanned stop and bopped into town to pick up some more water and an extra canister of propane.
Luckily we did, because I needed it at dinner time. The frustrating thing with these mini propane canisters is that there is no telling what the levels are and/or how much is left and apparently there wasn’t much left the the canister that we brought along with us.
Anyhow the town was bustling, we only stayed for as long as we needed and then we made our way back to the campgrounds.
By mid day the air was still refreshing, but standing in the sun was rather warm. Too warm for me and we were planning on going for a hike. So I opted that we wait until later in the afternoon before putting on our hiking boots.
Ready to hike (c)travelincousins.com
Goldie leading the way (c)travelincousins.com
Views views views (c)travelincousins.com
Me and the kiddos (c)travelincousins.com
Dave and Dominic (c)travelincousins.com
Still hiking along (c)travelincousins.com
This worked out perfectly, as the temps were all quite comfortable and the lighting for pictures weren’t too harsh.
Goldie absolutely loved the hike as she was out in front of her pack leading the way with excitement.
We passed by the nature center (which had 9a-4p hours).
In front of the Nature Center (c)travelincousins.com
We stopped and took in the viewpoint while trying to get a group shot that did not feature the sweat marks that resided in the region of my arm pits!
Standing behind the group for a reason. LOL (c)travelincousins.com
Silly bunch (c)travelincousins.com
Laughter is the best (c)travelincousins.com
We continued up to the Bedrock Morters and looped around eventually making our way back to the site.
Goldie and Bedrock Morters (c)travelincousins.com
Hiking along (c)travelincousins.com
Which way do we go?! (c)travelincousins.com
Again I prepped dinner before sundown. We relaxed and read. My little bookworm Cosette (who was even reading on trail) finished reading her brand new book.
Remember, it’s the one we just picked up for her on our way up to Idyllwild on Friday!
Taking a reading break (c)travelincousins.com
Dominic had made the fire and for the first time I had actually utilized it for cooking part of our dinner. I usually stick to cooking on our campers propane stove.
Making a fire (c)travelincousins.com
Enjoying the fire (c)travelincousins.com
Dinner was served under the stars. We sat and enjoyed Smoky House Faux Ribs from Herbivous Butcher, Olive oil Grilled Asparagus and my own and if I may admit quite delicious Campers Pasta Salad (the only reason I call if Campers Pasta Salad is that I developed the recipe last year for another camping trip).
Dinner under the stars and by fire (c)travelincousins.com
The remainder of the night consisted of us either sitting there memorized as we stared at the golden dancing flames and fiery red glowing embers.
Topic of discussion for the night was speaking of our favorite camping trips...
And of course what would a camping trip be without roasted Marshmallows (vegan of course) and S'mores!
Roasting Marshmallows (c)travelincousins.com
We also happened to be situated directly below the Milky Way. Dave again set up the telescope for us to see Mars, Jupiter and 4 of it's many moons and most exciting for me was Saturn and being able to see the rings of Saturn was so totally cool.