Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Campers?

This past weekend, Matt and I went camping with our dear friends, B + P & W + A, at Graveyard Fields off the Blue Ridge Parkway! We had a GREAT time {at the beginning anyway}!

When we first arrived, we immediately set up camp...

Home Sweet Home!
Then we hiked the 4 mile Graveyard Fields Loop.
Later the guys chopped firewood...
And we all drank out of really cool cups!
But THEN…out of NOWHERE…
 a STORM started rolling in!
So we quickly changed into our rain gear
and made dinner in a haste! And by "dinner," I mean that we only had time to throw two hot dogs and three small pizzas on the grill, which later tasted like rain.
Pita Pizzas & Hotdogs! Yum!

  But within an hour of the first drop we became prisoners of Mother Nature in our tents...  
Within two hours, we were floating in nearly 4 inches of water... 
Matt braved the storm, patching our rain fly...while Charlie and I took a little nap.
 After four and a half hours, we called it quits and became prisoners of our car. And it doesn’t end there…the storm left behind a dense fog that prevented us from leaving Graveyard Fields until 6 a.m.  Have you ever tried to sleep in a car seat while your clothes are still wet?  {We did, not awesome}.  Although terrible at the time, we joked about it during our drive home.

Lesson learned. 
A 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms? Not worth the risk. 


  1. Bless your heart! You weren't too far from me! :) I just found your blog & seen that you live in NC too! :)

  2. Oh no! Well at least your camping trip looked cute pre-storm :) These are the kind of days that make the best memories. Cute rain boots!

  3. What an adventure! I love the way you told the story, too funny :)

  4. Bummer you were rained out! But looked like fun while it lasted :)

  5. Looks like a fun camping trip even with the rain. I actually love excuses to put on my rain boots. Those pizzas look great!

  6. OKay I'm so happy to read this because we are about to adventure out on a camping trip this weekend with friends. THERE IS A 40% chance. How do I convince my bf this is NOT a good idea?!
    Wish me luck....


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