Showing posts with label camping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label camping. Show all posts

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hanna Camping Trip 2018

My sister and her husband have a really nice trailer and, just like last year, they took it up to a campground in Hanna (where my brother-in-law went camping when he was a kid) and they plan to leave it there for the month of July so that they and their friends and family can use it.  Like last year I availed myself of this opportunity for a little camping trip this week.  It was absolutely wonderful to be up in the mountains with the small of pine and the fresh air.  After being there for only a few minutes I felt so relaxed (just driving through Wolf Creek Pass, which was beautiful, rejuvenated me).  I love being in the great outdoors and, while you might think that being up there alone would be scary, I loved the solitude.  It was so quiet and peaceful.  Every morning I would wake up as soon as it got light and wander around, usually to the river, then I would spend the afternoon reading (I finished two books), and in the evening I would build a great big fire and make s'mores.  I loved being able to see all of the stars and I loved listening to the rain as I fell asleep!  It was perfect and I was a little sad to leave (but not too sad because I have a ticket to Phantom of the Opera!).
I'm hoping to be able to go up again later in the month.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Farewell to Summer

This weekend my family took the motor home to the KOA in Fillmore and I had such a fun and relaxing time.   For me this camping trip was a sort of farewell to summer because, even though the calendar says there are a few more weeks of summer left, school starts today which means that my break is over.  I have had the best summer!  I didn't go on an overseas trip this year but I did have a quick trip to San Francisco, a few fun road trips, a bunch of camping trips, some wonderful outdoor concerts and performances, lots and lots of movies (with some great new friends who like movies as much as I do), and countless McDonald's ice cream cones (seriously, I am addicted to them and, on multiple occasions, I went out on midnight runs just to get one).  Usually, I am really sad for summer to end but I am actually looking forward to the start of the school year and to the fall which is my favorite season.  I feel like I can really enjoy the fall because this year I don't have to worry about student government responsibilities.  I have a few more outdoor concerts coming up and two road trips that I am so excited about (and the possibility of a third) plus the new symphony and theatre seasons will be starting soon and I am looking forward to many productions.  Bring on the fall!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Camping in Hanna

I have spent the past five days camping in Hanna (with a little interlude in Park City) and it has been wonderful.
Kristine and Trent were camping in Hanna the week of July 4 and they will camp there again all of next week so they decided to leave their camper there.  They asked me if I wanted to go up while their camper was just sitting empty and I immediately said yes!  Always say yes to an adventure!  I took three books with me (I finished two of them) and spent most of my time sitting outside and reading.  The campsite was ringed with pine trees and it seemed like there was always a breeze blowing through the trees.  It was so nice to be up in the mountains out of the heat in the valley.  Every afternoon it would rain for a little while so I would go inside the trailer and listen.  I love the sound of rain.
I loved looking at the sky as it would start to rain.  In the evenings I would go back outside and make dinner and then make a big fire.  I would spend the rest of the night sitting by the fire until it went out and the stars came out.
After the fire went out I would go inside the trailer and read late into the night.  It was so peaceful.  I thought that I would be a little bit freaked out to be up there by myself but I actually enjoyed it once I realized that the strange noises I head in the middle of the night were just the boughs of the trees hitting the trailer!  I also had a lot of squirrels to keep me company and one afternoon a deer came quite close to me.  It was such a great few days!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July

To celebrate Independence Day I went back up to Hanna with Kristine to spend the day with Sean and Trent.  The campground where they are staying is so beautiful and it was incredibly relaxing to listen to the river while reading.  Every once in a while a lovely breeze would blow through the trees and I was perfectly content.  Trent made the best breakfast ever on the grill: bacon, eggs, sausage, and waffles.  It was so delicious.  I always make my famous flag cake every year and this time I had a little helper who served it to everyone with great solemnity.  Once again, we had a big fire and I laughed and laughed at Sean's antics!
On the drive home we had spectacular views of the fireworks in Park City and at Sugarhouse Park.  We saw both shows without having to deal with all of the hassle!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

BBQ in Hanna

On Sunday we all went up to Hanna where Trent and Sean are camping for the week to spend the day with them.  It was absolutely wonderful because the temperature was at least 30 degrees cooler than in SLC.  I loved sitting outside reading because it was so relaxing.  We barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs and had potato salad, chips, and the first watermelon of the season!  I don't know why but everything always tastes so much better outside.  Afterwards, we sat for hours around the fire talking and laughing.  It was pretty much the best day ever!
None of us wanted to leave so it was pretty late by the time we got on the road.  When we got to Parley's Canyon the traffic was backed up for over an hour because there had been a really bad accident involving several semis.  It was quite the adventure!
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