Monday, June 16, 2014

Life Lately: Camping

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get out of town for a few days and go camping with a couple of girlfriends. I've been having a difficult time balancing my life now that I'm working a full-time job and a part-time internship, so it was good to refresh myself and be one with nature. Or something. We drove west to Maplewood State Park and camped for a couple of nights, canoeing, roasting marshmallows for s'mores, drinking whiskey, and telling scary stories centered around Christopher Walken (because he killed Natalie Wood, duh). I came home reeking of camp fire, swollen with mosquito bites, and full of joyful energy from my friends. What would life be if not for friends - and camping along Minnesota's lakes?


  1. These photos are great! Ive been itching to do a nature getaway! I live in Chicago and I found this wonderful treehouse in southern Illinois in a beautiful park that you can rent out. It sounds magical. Your camping trip seems like it was just the perfect outdoor trip!

    1. Uhm - a treehouse? For rent? That sounds amaaaazing! I might need to seek this out. Or build my own.
      I can imagine that Chicago doesn't really lend itself to nature too much. I'm lucky that even though the Twin Cities are very urban, nature is not very far away.


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