Tuesday, May 29, 2007

First camping in 2007!

We went to Rice Lake State Park over Memorial weekend. We camped for 3 nights.

First camping this year! An actual record for getting out camping this early (for us)! Spring and early summer are Paul's busy time at work, and getting away for a weekend is very difficult.

We had nice weather. Saturday stayed a bit grey, and spat a little rain at us, but we just sat under the awning and kept dry. Sunday was 43 degrees when we woke up, but warmed to 83 and sunny.

Camping is so wonderful. You can relax and enjoy yourself without all the household projects staring at you saying "are you going to get me done, eh? eh? Whatcha doing?! Just sitting there reading? GET BUSY!!!"

We hiked everyday. We found another geocache (our fourth)!

We read and relaxed.

I read a whole book on Saturday. Maeve Binchy's "Whitethorn Woods". I love Maeve Binchy's books - they suck me right in. She has a knack for expressing real people, warts and all, and making you love them.

An extreme bocce ball tournament was held. As you can see, they throw the bocce balls through all kind of obstacles! This one was the area where I was sitting and spindling. Look carefully, you can see the ball flying in the air between the chairs!

Ben came to join us on Sunday evening. Spent the night in his tent, keeping warm with the dog! The kids even did the dishes from breakfast. Paul does all the cooking when we camp (another reason to LOVE it!) I do a little prep work, and the dishes.

I almost finished spinning my camping project. I began this last year and only work on it when we are camping. 6 oz of sundyed, superwash merino on my Kundert spindle. I spin it fine, then Navajo ply to keep the color changes intact. I have three skeins ready to go and this is all I have left to spin. Then I'll have to figure out what to knit from it. Any ideas? I think I started the project with socks in mind, but I'll have too much yarn. Feel free to make suggestions!

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