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camping | honey creek state park.

July 13, 2016
camping | honey creek state park.

over the fourth of july weekend, the husband + I made a few last minute plans. (we’re talking reservations made on tuesday, left on saturday). we were going to pack up our car with camping supplies + our dog and head south to honey creek state park. we’d be camping for two nights. even better, we’d meet my parents + their dog there. it was so last minute, I can’t really say I was “prepared”. but we all made it (after a trip to the nearest convenient store for firewood + paper towels, oops). the weather was also not prepared. it opted to rain + remain overcast the entire weekend. which was somewhat of a blessing in disguise. although it didn’t make the adventures to the lake too appealing, it made for great tent sleeping weather.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

camping | honey creek state park.

we stayed in sweatshirts + rain coats the entire weekend. thank goodness for a last minute target run to purchase a pop-up tent. it was what made saturday doable. we sat under there for rain coverage the majority of the day, as we prepared meals, unhealthy snacks + drank. although probably not “ideal,” I cannot say how nice it was to disconnect from the world for a little while. (intentionally because it’s camping + unintentionally because we had very little data service out there). it was just a few of my favorite people + pets, eating an abundance of ruffle potato chips, cooking every meal over a grill or open flame, calling torched marshmallows dessert, and sleeping almost comfortably under the stars + in sleeping bags.

if you can brave the wild (by which I mean daddy-long-leg spiders + raccoons), I’d highly recommend a camping trip! it’s good for the soul. or it was for mine. (important to keep in mind: I live in iowa. if you’re in a more mountainous area, brave is defined not by spiders but bears. just don’t leave ANY food out. you’ll be fine).

do you camp? what is your favorite outdoor summer activity?

camping | honey creek state park.

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