So for those of you that read my birthday week entries a few weeks ago, you should already know that Mr.DJW took me and our furbabies camping for our my birthday weekend. When he had asked me last month what I wanted for my birthday, I told him two things: I wanted to be surprised & I wanted romance. I just wanted QT with my hubby.
And so after a week of bday festivities with friends and family, Hubby and I took our furbabies, Bailey & Buddy, up to Higgins Lake for our camping adventure! And boy, was it an adventure!
After spending most of the day trying to take out the trailer hitch that had rusted onto Mr.DJW’s truck, we made a pit stop at Wal-Mart in Bay City for our mountain bikes and got up to the campsite, just after the sun went down. Needless to say, we had to setup camp in the dark with the help of our flashlight/lanterns. We were surprised at how quickly we were ready to go!
We had a late night BBQ for dinner and I thoroughly enjoyed toasting marshmallows on our campfire!
So did Mr.DJW, mmm isn’t he zexay?
We stayed up until 2am roasting marshmallows and watching the packed campsite slowly die down and enjoyed being out in the woods. Yes, I’m a nature freak. I LOVED every minute of being outdoors.
Our sleeping bags were actually surpringsly cozy and the double decker air mattress that Mr.DJW’s parents lent us made for a very comfortable sleep in the tent. Until the rain started. Yep, at 6am, both of us awoke to the sound of rain pouring down on our tent. Luckily, hubby is a great outdoorsman (Eagle Scout, Sir!) and our 9x7ft. tent sturdily held up throughout the morning storm and kept us dry.
We laid in our sleeping bags for an hour or so, just laughing about our bad luck. But, smiled knowing that this first camping trip is one we’ll never forget. And a story to be told to our kids someday in the future.
Once, the rain cleared out, we got out and made the most of a rainy campground.
The furbabies were so well behaved! I think we tricked them into it by feeding them extra hot dogs from our bbQ (4x)!
NOMNOMNOM. It was delicious!
After our fights with the rain, we decided to take the dogs for a bike run. In the middle of our ride, it started thunderstorming. All of us got soaking wet! I think it’s what made the ride that much sweeter!
After the ride, we decided to pack up, as we didn’t want to spend another night in the rain. It was a short 24 hour camping experience in the woods, but it couldn’t have been any more perfect. We made the most of it, laughed lots, and created new memories that I will cherish forever. <3