Thursday, November 15, 2007

Noises of the Wild

Carolynn has already called the rights to make a video about our camping adventure, so look for it there later. (Incidentally, Catherine made a video on Tuesday night. It was posted yesterday morning. It is kind of long and silly, but she made it herself.)

Camping was fun. We had a nice drive. We drove over the mountains with the beautiful fall colors. (Well, where it was not burnt.) Then we drove through the desert at sunset. David took this picture.

Sunset in the Desert

We got to the camp, set it all up and got cooking dinner. Carolynn and I were trying some new camping food ideas. Hot dogs in the fire are good. However, we were experimenting with other foods. We made grilled zucchini and summer squash. That was okay, but not a favorite. We grilled corn. That was good. We grilled broccoli in a foil pouch. That was good too. The best was our baked potatoes. We wrapped potatoes in heavy foil and put them right in the fire pit. About 2 hours later, baked potatoes. They were great. Of course, we roasted marshmallows too.

The Baked Tater

At night, it was peaceful, but surprisingly noisy. We could hear the hot spring stream, which ran right through our campsite. We could hear coyotes near by. We could hear other animals shuffling around out there too. We saw bats and heard owls.

In the morning, we made pancakes and sausage.


We enjoyed the peaceful desert. David saw his first roadrunner.

Meep Meep!

Then we took a dip in the hot spring. After that, we had lunch and packed up the car. On the drive home, we stopped in the little mountain town of Julian. It is so cute. It looked like Mayberry. We went to The Julian Pie Company. It smelled so good in there. Catherine got a cider donut. Carolynn got a brownie. David got a peanut butter cookie. I got a caramel apple Dutch pie to bring home. It looks so good. I have not eaten any yet.

We all had a great time.


  1. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I love Julian. I almost had a fit when I was reading what you all got to eat and didn't see any apple pie. Then I got to the end. Julian is famous for its apple pie. YUM!

    What was swimming in the hot springs like?

  2. I thought of you there in the pie shop. The pie we got is so good.

  3. sounds like you had a good time. Trying some new camp foods is good. When you are out there in the wild you get so hungry, everything tastes better. Sounds like you got to do a little leaf peepin.....good for you.


  4. Oh, Trish... Swimming in the hot springs is like a big hot swimming pool. It was nice.

  5. Swimming in the hot springs is supposed to be like the fountain of youth. Do you feel younger?


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