Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Camper

This weekend we camped with my in-laws at Wind Creek State Park on Lake Martin. The experience was refreshing, relaxing, and re-motivating (?) I was reminded the goodness of simplicity. T-shirt, jeans, flip flops, and a car quilt was all I really needed. Hiking outdoors and spending time by the campfire is what Fall is all about -not to mention Oktoberfest brewed beer and grilled hamburgers. It was really neat to see families gathered around picnic tables and kids riding their bikes with no worries about reckless drivers or pedophiles. With Fall changes occurring literally all around us it was really refreshing to absorb God's creation in the trees and the crisp cool air. I loved going to sleep at night with the scent of camp fire smoke on my clothes and in my hair. I wonder how I can bring the experience home with me? By appreciating little things like a cup of hot coffee, picnics in the back yard, reading a few verses from the Bible outside on the porch before getting ready for work, and by planning more getaways like this one. Here are a few pics. from the weekend.

Me and Nick by the lake

At sunset



Nick M. said...

Mmmmmm the camping was FANTASTIC!! The weather was perfect and the fire was just right. Lets do it again real soon...I'll bring the 'soups and sandwhiches' and you bring the 'warsh cloths'. ;-)

The Bean said...

I'm glad you guys got to go with Mom and Dad. I know they really enjoyed spending the time with you guys.

Liz said...

looks like it was a lot of fun!!! and the perfect time of year too!

jackie said...

I wish we could go camping before it gets too cold. That would be the MOST fun! I miss you like crazy!!! I wish that I could come down for poker night on friday... in case you haven't already heard... I'm working in Memphis this week! woohoo! I'm pooped and the weather here is kinda poop too. I just want a cup of hot soup and to lay on the couch for the next week!

The Bean said...

Ok Mrs. Muffin-Bean, it's time for a new post. Have you guys made anymore progress on your plans for the end of December? I would love for you guys to get up here for a visit. How's the quit smoking journey going????