Glamping Good Time....with my BFF
Daisy Mae Foxhound and I headed out with our camper to our favorite spot at Frank Russell Recreational Area. It is only 16 miles from home, and it is a federally owned place, so with an America The Beautiful Card for being a senior (cost of $10.00 for lifetime) I can camp for only $9.00 per night, and that is with electricity.
Now ladies, I glamp, but with my Daisy Mae as my camper is a 23 foot Prowler and is only 20 years old this year. It is such a nice camper, with bathroom, shower, and kitchen area, couch and then a bedroom. I enjoy the room and the cozy way I have it fixed up. This time camping we had to spend more time indoors due to heat and then rain, so I did some English Paper Piecing and other embroidery and some knitting. Daisy rested and we also had tea and oreos together several times.
Between rain drops and storms, we did get to do lots of walking and take lots of photos. I usually print my photos and make cards with them. They make nice gifts for friends and family. Some people actually write back to me on my notes I gave them. I find that a compliment.
During this time of four nights, and five days, we also were treated with company. My camper friend was there for some nice walking together. During those walks we talked lots about Mary Jane Farm and she actually did look it up on line and said she "joined something". I am not sure what she joined, but I believe once she gets going, she will get hooked like so many of us country ladies have. Art and Kathy stopped in and visited for two hours with me. We sat around the picnic table and had such a great time. Daisy Mae was so excited to see them. They had been the gatekeepers for two of the three years I have camped out there. They would always have treats for Daisy Mae. As Kathy felt badly that she did not have a treat for Daisy and for Daisy Mae who kept looking for one from her, I was able to slip into the camper and sneak one out to Kathy to give to Daisy Mae Foxhound. I don't know who enjoyed this more, Kathy or Daisy Dog. Then with a tornado warning and heading to the large concrete shower rooms, I met up with some old neighbors who had moved away to Florida, but were back for a few weeks camping in a nearby camp grounds with no shelter. We had a good visit and so did our dogs while waiting out the bad weather.
We say geese, turkey, pilated woodpeckers and deer. I so enjoy the wildflowers and all the different types of trees. Each time I see the black-eyed Susan I recall how much my dear Granny loved that flower. I suppose it is why I have a large bed of it at home because I loved my Granny so much.
Memories thought about, memories talked about, and memories made, all while "glamping" for 4 nights, 5 days close to home.
While there I also worked on my jacket with MJF patches for the sisterhood projects. It is fun being an "adult scout".