A Camping Weekend!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

We spent last weekend camping, hiking, swimming, eating a million s'mores and having long chats by the fire in Wisconsin with some dear, dear friends. It was such a relaxing weekend and a great way to celebrate turning 29 (eek!). Midwest summers can't be beat, and this one was a really good one. We're actually heading back to Wisconsin today with Brian's family (currently procrastinating packing, feels like we're living out of suitcases lately), and while I'm not really looking forward to the drive (either I'm rusty or just kind of over it these days, last weekend's three hour drive felt like torture by the time we were 20 minutes from home), I'm excited for a few days of disconnecting and eating all things cherry flavored. And fudge. And reading this book.

We stayed at this state park, which had everything we wanted for the weekend (long hiking paths, a lake to cool off in, bathrooms!).

I'm not a big birthday person, but I felt special all weekend (and on such a sugar high!). One of my goals this year is to check out more, take time to truly unwind and relax, and this was the perfect way to kick that off. 

We ate so well and so much all weekend. Camping food is just so, so good. And when you're traveling with people who take food just as seriously as you but cook 100x better than you, you know you'll be satisfied all weekend long. We didn't forget at all about drinks and I'm now obsessed with this hard seltzer (the blackberry flavor is amazing) and wine spritzers (wine and ginger ale!). 

I have quite the collection of Brian-looking-at-map photos from the past seven years. He seems to always be in charge of directions (my parents love him for this), which is good since I'm no good at that stuff. That said, we did make a mistake during this hike and accidentally went 10 miles. Still feeling it.

Post hike vibes :)

We were sitting around the fire chatting, playing games, and I asked why we never listen to songs like Macarena. People go nuts for organized dances, why don't we just do them with friends randomly? A little bit later someone randomly put it on and it FELT SO GOOD. But look at Megan's face, judging us! Haha!

Such a good dinner. The guacamole in that burger was the weekend MVP. Or my socks and Birks look, which I proudly rocked all weekend, in the car on the way home and at the restaurant we had breakfast at in Madison Sunday morning.

Such a fun time. We want to try and go once more before it's too cold this fall. Do you have any favorite spots to camp in the Midwest? We're all ears :)

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