Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The great outdoors


Five families.  Nine adults.  Nine kids.  Gloves.  Hats.  Coats.  Hot chocolate.  A beer or two.

Enough food to feed an army.



Spectacular views.

Freezing temperatures.



Barking dogs.  Tree climbing children.  Food cooking and dish washin' parents.




Hiking trails.  Red, yellow and orange.



Sunrise on the opposite site of camp.


Elk.  Rutting season.  Bugling.


Hoot owls.  Yellow jackets.



Caravanning.  Discussing fire and wood.  And deer skin quilts.  Laughing.  Teasing.  Harmonica playing.  Flame staring.  Coffee drinking.  Bacon eating.  Lounging.  
Dairy Queen.

-dana

20 comments:

Jeanette said...

Really great post, thanks for sharing!

VeeV said...

who is the dairy "queen"??

great "i like's"

xo
eva

Teresa said...

very cool. Good thing for your fam they had a quilter staying in their tent, Im sure they were plenty warm enough.

Trish said...

Great photos... The views are spectacular too!!

Jen said...

I love camping! Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Artichoke Alley said...

Love it!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! And sounds like loads of fun was had.

Trudi said...

LOL "enough food to feed an army" ... well, 9 adults and 9 kiddo's - doesn't that constitute a small army! Great time! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Karen said...

Priceless!

Sandra said...

Beautiful photos! Almost like being there...well not really but the photos are beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful trip:)

Tracy said...

Beautiful! Were you in Cataloochee?

Shorty said...

Such beautiful pictures! And the smile on your daughter's face says it all... perfect memories.

Elissa said...

mmmmm.. bacon.

next time, i'm coming :-)

Shannon said...

Wonderful times!!

dwhite said...

Love the panoramic view. Very cool.

purplegiraffes said...

Aha - finally someone else who believes quilts are appropriate camping bedding!! Great pics ;)

Renna said...

What a fabulous sounding trip, and what fantastic memories for Boo & Liscious to carry through their lifetimes.

COFFEE & MORPHINE said...

I love camping!! Fire, laughing, hot cocoa, coffee, food, etc.

heath said...

Need, No, NEED! explantion of "deer skin quilts". Is it a resemblence thing, or a description of the material used?!?!?!? Like a buffalo robe?

heartofacountryhome said...

Beautiful! Looks like the Smoky Mountains! could it be?!