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.
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?