I convinced Jeff I felt well enough (at 22, almost 23 weeks pregnant) to take me Fall camping. I'm so, so glad we did!!!!
Cool Springs Overlook / Gahuti Trail - Fort Mountain State Park
NOT PHOTOSHOPPED :)
The weather was perfect - hi 65 lo 42, the leaves were at peak beauty, we had smores and campfires and RELAXED, we walked and hiked every day..............I couldn't ask for a better time.
We arrived just after lunch on Friday, and found a great spot. We were on the lake loop, with a bit of seclusion provided by the hillside.
After setting up, we took a really long walk around the 2 campgrounds, met our neighbors who were avid college football fans, and relaxed by starting a campfire. After a quick taco dinner, we had smores and went to bed by 9:30 (hey, I AM pregnant after all!).
On Saturday, we awoke to chilly temperatures. After breakfast, we put on our hiking gear and did a bit of exploring.
Our exploring also included driving to the top of an overlook - not just for the beauty of it, but also for ordering some nursery furniture while it was still on sale (oopsie, I procrastinated that one a bit too long). We needed cell phone signal and this overlook was the only place we had reception. Not a bad place to do business!
Later Saturday evening, a storm felt like it was blowing in, so we made dinner early on our little charcoal grill, had an early campfire, and escaped the swirling smoke by 9-ish and hit the sack early again :)
Sunday was a leisurely day with a brisk temperatured walk, tearing down, and heading home.
It was such a beautiful, peaceful weekend. Jeff and I really had a chance to reconnect, put a lot of the recent worry away, and just BE with each other. I feel so lucky that I have a built-in best friend. And I feel even luckier that I think we're better together today than 9 years ago when we got married.
It's been a joy to grow individually, and to grow together at the same time. And I can't wait to grow even more as our little family of 2 welcomes our baby in a few months.