Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend CAMPING (and a new camera - YAY!)

This weekend a group of friends & I went up to the mountains to enjoy the great outdoors.  We did a lot of hiking, a lot of laughing, a lot of eating things heated over a campfire, and a lot of soakin' up the sun.  It was wonderful just to get out of town for a couple of days! 

Stacey & I on our first hike of the weekend!  It was a relatively easy hike, but we walked for a good 2 1/2 miles.  We goofed around a lot...

And John played "explorer"! :)

Sigh, don't you just love Aspen trees?  I LOVE THEM!!!  Their leaves are so magical looking when they flutter in the wind.  Holy crap, I sound like a hippie.  They're pretty okay??

A failed "mid-jump" picture.  Hey, I just got a new camera.  I'm still getting used to the shutter timing!

Love this boy.

Our humble (yet awesome) campsite!!  It really was a perfect spot!

I love this picture - hilarious!!

This new camera has amazing quality - this is with the macro setting, and it captures really great details!  Even with shaky & unsteady hands like mine.  Which means you guys are in for some awesome food pictures!  YEAH!

Speaking of!  :)  I had this for lunch.  Ezekiel sprouted bread with Jarlsberg cheese, Yves "Ham" slices, red onions, butter lettuce, mustard & Veganese.  I wrapped it in foil, and cooked it on the grill until it was slightly browned on both sides & the cheese had melted.  It was DELICIOUS!

Roasting food & marshmallows over the fire.... one of my favorite parts about camping!

 A perfectly cooked marshmallow.  I love when they get a little charred on the end - it means they're DONE!  And one word... caramelized.  That's all that needs to be said.

We all piled in the back of Phil's truck like a bunch of hillbillies to reach a hiking trail.  It was worth the bumpy & dusty ride!

ACKK!!! It's eating my head!!!

I thought this rock looked like a face.  I had John demonstrate. :)

We got REALLY high up there!  I think it was called "Devil's Peak" or "Devil's Head Peak" or something of the sort.  At the end of the hike you could climb up a gajillion steps to the ranger look-out station.  You could see for miles & miles - it was pretty amazing.

Mmmmm.... smores. :)

How was YOUR Memorial Day Weekend?? 


Crystle said...

I WISH my weekend was that fun! Love that you guys repped Oklahoma on your camping trip (the hoodie).

And the charred mallow picture is awesome!

Maggy said...

FUN! Looks like you guys got some good weather up in the mts, it was so windy!

Beth B said...

Thanks guys! :)
Yep, my fella's from OK - he's always representing! Ha!

It was definitely windy up there, but it was really fun. Our tent actually blew over at one point! Luckily none of us were in it at the time. ;)