This year Seth and I made a goal of camping once a month, all year long. Maybe a little ambitious, what with a 2 year old and another on the way, but Mikaiah loves camping and is quite the sport. So, with the help of having plotted out our camping dates all year long, this past weekend we headed out on our third trip of the year at Tumalo State Park (and if it happens to be near Bend, I'm sure it was just a coincidence!) We arrived on Friday and were planning on leaving Sunday, but after meeting up with Jake and Tammy Bumstead and Evan and Katie Finley in Sisters, OR (they had just arrived) they convinced us to spend the night with them at a cabin at Camp Sherman. It was well worth it. The weather had not been bad (dipping into the 20's at night) but sunny with highs of the high 40's/low 50's during the day (which actually feels pretty good) but it was still nice to be in a warm cabin with beds, and some great friends. So after a weekend full of biking, coffee drinkng, hiking, and more coffee drinking (mostly done by Seth), and hanging out with friends, we headed home to re-cooperate! Can't wait for more camping as the weather gets nicer and nicer (while I get bigger, and bigger...but it can't be helped!) Oh, you might also notice that I have quickly added two short blogs with pics of our other two trips - I will try to keep up on this in the future, but for now this will have to do.
In February we took a break from our tent and stayed in a Yurt at Champoeg State Park. It was really nice, especially considering it rained all night the first night, and was chilly most of the weekend. Still, we had enough of a break in the weather to provide us with a nice little hike.
January 11-13th 2013 marked our first camping trip of the year. We went to Stub Stewart State Park up near Vernonia, OR and were even joined the second night by Evan and Katie Finley. It was cold (down to 17 degrees at night) but all around a good time.