Sunday, October 02, 2011

|{ Camping At Sleeping Bear }|

A few weeks ago Jon and I went camping with some of his classmates!! We have been camping twice since we came to Michigan and both times it has been so warm at night that we couldn't even comfortably sleep in our sleeping bags.  Being from Utah and always camping in the mountains we are used to it being cold at night, even in the middle of the summer, so we really don't enjoy the warmth that comes with this kind of camping...not to mention that it seems like most people camp in trailers now... silly people.

We went to Sleeping Bear Dunes, a place that we had heard a lot of great things about.  The day we got there we set up camp and then went to hike the dune....I'm glad I did it the one time...but I was not about to try and do it again, it was really hard for me (I am really not as in shape as I should be, but even so, it was hard).  That night we had chili for dinner, roasted marshmallows, and just had a good time with everyone.  That night was FREEZING!! Which was a big improvement from being so warm but I ended up being really cold all night long, which was rough!

Jon and I got up the next morning before everyone else so we could make breakfast.  We had bagel sandwiches with "omelettes" cooked up in Ziploc bags that were boiled in water to cook them...everyone liked that, it was fun.  We also cooked up some sausage.  After breakfast we played Frisbee and then volleyball.  It was the first time I really played volleyball and I definitely had a great time playing!  Then everyone went their own way to do what they wanted to do.  We went to the beach with a few people and hung out for a bit.  Then Jon and I went into town and to get a few things we needed and also some pumpkin donuts.  Then we went up to a scenic drive and through that we saw a REALLY steep dune.  I would NEVER even attempt to try to climb it, it was nuts!  Then we went back to camp and roasted hot dogs for lunch!

That evening, once everyone got back, we played Dutch Darts!! It was a blast...I did terrible, haha.  Everyone had a really great time! Then we started dinner.  Jon and I  (with the help of everyone else of course) made the stuff for shish kabobs!  We had chicken, steak, tofu, mushrooms, and green peppers.  We also made rosemary and olive oil potatoes and corn on the cob! It was delicious!! That night it was much less cold (still not warm, which was wonderful) but it started to get cloudy so we looked up the chance of rain.  When we found out that it would be 100% chance of rain both for that night and the next morning (the day we planned to head home) and everyone decided that we better head out before it rained.  So we packed up our stuff (mostly in the dark).  We stayed as long as we could, enjoying the fire, making smores, telling stories, and singing a few camp songs, then we left just as it started to rain.  We got home at 2:00 a.m.!

It was a wonderful trip and we had a fabulous time with everybody!!

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