Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day Campout

Michael and I went camping for first half of Labor Day weekend. We reserved a spot at Plasse's campground on Silver Lake in the high sierras. We left early Friday morning and took a leisurely drive up to the camp - stopping along the way to splurge on lunch out and to look at as many vista points as we could.
When we arrived we set up camp ...
and headed down to the lake for some kayaking!  It was so FUN (even-though the water was a little choppy due to the stiff breeze).
After that we played a friendly game of scrabble ( I spanked Mikey by over a hundred points.  That never happens!).
And Mike started a fire.  It was great because we were allowed to scavenge for wood so we got to walk all over the forest looking for good wood to burn in the campfire and I found a BBQ grate so we used that to cook with instead of our stove!
Michael makes a mean fire.  He is excellent!  All that scouting really paid off.

The genius at work.
Saturday we drove the 30 some miles to Tahoe and stopped along the way at a creek to check out the fishing situation.  Boy was it windy!!
This was the first camping trip Michael and I have taken alone in almost 10 yrs of marriage.  Usually we are with a big group of friends, ward members or family.  We had so much fun cooking out over the campfire.
Saturday night we made fried potatoes with ground beef and onions, spaghetti, garlic bread, Martinelli's sparkling cider and for dessert s'mores and popcorn!  It was a feast!!
Here are some pics of us paddling around silver lake.  We had so many laughs trying to get the boat to go the direction we wanted it to in all the wind.

There is a huge meadow in the campground and they have a cute little church on a rock there.
On the right, down in the valley is our camp - we were in the forrest loop - just above the meadow.
Thanks Michael for such a fun trip!!

1 comment:

Sharee and Arthur said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I can't remember the last time we went camping with just our family too. Sounds like I need to start planning... Hope all is well with you. Love you guys, Arthur