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. Pamela
    July 11, 2011 / 3:45 pm

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

  2. Vanessa
    July 12, 2011 / 1:32 am

    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. The Wanna-be Southern Belle
    July 13, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    What an adventure! I love the way you told the story, too funny 🙂

  4. Nicole-Lynn
    July 14, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    Bummer you were rained out! But looked like fun while it lasted 🙂

  5. Ashlea Taylor
    July 14, 2011 / 3:35 pm

    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. Rachel
    July 15, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    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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