mmmm, woodsy

It never occurred to me exactly how much we do in a month. I have a tendency to only count trips or occasions that involve white sand beaches or buttercream frosting.

Here in the first week of August, the Fam is off on the first of many adventures – “camping” in a cabin at Table Rock State Park. There’s no TV (we brought DVD player), very little cell phone service and no internet (unless you count the free wifi we can get if we go out of the campground, cross the highway and hang out at the Welcome Center – which D & I will both take turns doing at some point this week).

At cabin #5, there are rockers on our screened porch, Adirondack chairs around the firepit, central air and a small but full-service kitchen (if you count the fridge in the livingroom). A short stroll from the cabin is a Mack Daddy playground; beyond that is the swimming beach. The highlight of that is a floating dock with high & low diving boards and the whole thing made almost perfect by the fact that the roped-off area is designed for the containment of non-swimming child-types, not the generic forbidding of all humans to go out over their heads like at most places these days. The trip in its entirety is made all the more enjoyable by evil giggle fits that keep overtaking us when we think about our friends I & KC who went tenting with their 2 kids (4 & 6) last week and endured all of the disasters encountered by suburbians in the woods.

While here, enjoying the nature and the peace, I’m hoping to catch up on some overdue blog posts/family adventures; some of which may include (all from July):

Bele Chere
Cherokee – possibly several on this alone
Roller Derby
Carl Sandberg Home
Landscape Inspirations
Art Center Performances
Aah, Sunday Morning
More Saturday Woodcrafts
Typical Saturday
Neighborhood Happy Hour
2 Themed birthday parties in one day

The Parks Service is in the midst of a multi-year program of renovating these already fantastic cabins. They’re going to rewire, put in new heat & air systems, and I don’t know what all else. We’ll be down here at least once a year. Hope to see you on the high dive!!!


Dana said...

The photos are awesome! Looks like a peaceful, relaxing time. :)

mp said...

That's my kind of camping! How beautiful!

CP said...

I'm with mp- that's my type of camping too! Looks gorgeous!