Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Camping is Hard Work.......

We got the mountain bikes out today and started off through the woods. Poor Hubby, it was his first experience riding over rocks and roots, between trees, and around curves too sharp to negotiate. Plus he had the same problem with his bicycle seat that I had on my first mountain biking expedition, so many curse words ensued. [Note: He wasn't particularly sympathetic when it was MY seat that kept flying up for no apparent reason. Never mind that I don't have the body parts it kept offending on HIM.]

When we returned to the campsite, Hubby parked his bike (after calling it a few more choice words), and I took off on mine again. I wanted to make a couple more loops around the campsite, since it is paved and makes for nice riding. I have to confess, though, that I left the bicycle helmets at home. And I still rode. **Gasp**!!! I even violated the speed limit when we rode down to the little country store at the park entrance. The posted speed limit is 25 mph, and I was going 27.7.

I thought that would be the end of our physical activity for the day, and it would have been fine if it had been. But around 3:00 Hubby suggested we go for a hike on some of the same trails we had traversed this morning, and I was happy to go along. Gus was allowed to go with us this time, and he behaved perfectly. He trotted ahead of us on the trail, looking back every now and then as if to tell us he knew the way.

We head home tomorrow. I'm trying to get Hubby to work up to trips longer than just two nights. But for now I'll take what I can get.

I thought the Georgia hat on a flamingo was a nice touch.
I fell in love with this bridge. In typical fashion, Hubby commented "I pity the fool who had to tote the logs to build this bridge." Or something to that effect.
Something about the randomness of being out in the wilderness and seeing a box full of rocks.
This is an indication of how exhausted the Gusman was when we returned from our walk. He didn't even want to exert the energy necessary to jump up in the chair.

The tiki lamps and flamingos were a gift from Lawanda the Warrior Princess. Note that we have to build a fire in the daylight, because by the time it gets dark, we are asleep.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

Sounds like a good time had by all, including Gus and the flamingos.