Hello lovelies!
A couple of days ago, Kirsten and I took an impromptu camping trip. Despite the forecasted rain showers, we determinedly (stupidly?) packed up our gear and hopped in the car. No other days in the month would our work schedules align so perfectly, and we'd been wanting to take a trip to the mountains since the start of this summer. So come rain or shine, we were going camping!
Naturally, I brought my camera along, so you get to tag along.
 Ironically, the day we left, our city received flash flood warnings and we later found out that several streets had been closed down. Um, so yeah, we picked quite a day to go camping. I'm pretty sure my friends thought I was crazy for attempting it. However, they were wrong, because as we drove up the winding road and the city streets and buildings fell away, the rain receded into a fine mist.
 The thick layer of fog clung tightly to the lake's surface. Stumbling over the rocky sand, I scrambled to find a perch upon which to survey the eerie scene before me. The utter silence and peacefulness was disturbing. After so much time spent in a busy and noisy environment, I felt unnerved by this quiet beauty.
 The weather was chilly, but we had planned in advance by setting up the back of the van as our sleeping quarters. It worked out quite comfortably too! With the seats down, a wooden slat laid on top, and foam mattresses bolstered by layers of cushions, we had quite the set up. We cozied up in the back and lounged around reading, napping, and munching on kettle cooked chips.
We awoke the next morning with the rising sun (an hour I'm usually never up at), and set about making breakfast. The most important part being coffee, of course. With the sound of rustling leaves, chirping birds, and running water as my background music, I briefly believed I could become a morning person. Then I dismissed that foolish thought with a shake of my head and a sip of watery coffee. 
Before we left, we climbed onto a fallen tree to do some balancing. For your amusement, I've included our sad attempts at tree posing.

Haha, our trip was incredibly brief, but I'm grateful for the mini getaway. It was just what I needed to reconnect with some nature and remember what it's like to be completely removed from our busy bee lifestyles. It's easy to get caught up in our social media-driven lives and constantly need to jump from one activity to another, but I believe it's necessary for your health to learn how to just sit and reflect. To be able to spend a whole day not constantly checking your phone or updating your media status. To be able to remain still and soak in your surroundings and what is happening in your life now.

Do I sound like a total hippie or what? 
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Unknown said...

This looks like a blast!!


A Very Sweet Blog said...

You ladies know how to camp! WTG! Linda, your pictures are spectacular. As you were describing your adventures, I could visualize it through your pics. Gorgeous topography! Glad you ladies had a great time.

Sybil said...

oh man, i miss camping.. haven;t done it in years!!! :D the pictures are captivating, dear!

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Sybil said...

oh man, i miss camping.. haven;t done it in years!!! :D the pictures are captivating, dear!

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Amanda said...

Oh I love camping! It really seems like you guys had such a good time. The pictures are extremely gorgeous, Linda =)

Unknown said...

It sounds incredible just to park up and camp somewhere, and the place you picked is really scenic :).

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Koka said...

perfect photo
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Alessandra Mazzini said...

I wanna go back to the mountaaaiiinnn!! I don't like the city :(

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful!! Love your shirt <3


Sam said...

Camping looks like so much fun, Ive never tried it myself but you have tempted me. I love that shot with you over looking the lake, its unbelievable, please enter it on weheartit, its editorial worthy. The scenery is exquisite, my kind of place! Always grateful for your kind comments :)

Kelsey Bang said...

what a fun post! camping is the best! I really like all the plaid going on!

Toks said...

Amazing photos, especially the ones on the lake, quite eerie. Glad you had a great time. xoxoxo

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

Ahhhh yeah heck yes camping! I grew up on camping with my family and actually, during my vacation this week, I'm gonna try to convince Jordan to do the same. This trip looks fantabulous and I totally understand about the needing to connect to nature. We live in an incredibly technology-saturated world and it's good to get back to nature. :)


Izzy said...

wow those views are stunning! It's always nice to take a break from the urban life sometimes. love that mysterious fog too! :)

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Mica said...

The lake with the fog looks beautiful! Nice photos :)

Camping is not my thing but the scenery and surroundings I can certainly appreciate :)

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Unknown said...

Oh man, what views. I am especially in love with that picture of you overlooking the foggy lake. I've never "been one with nature" but you make me want to give camping a try! I'd do it for the s'mores ;)


Unknown said...

This looks so beautiful, that misty lake wow. It always feels good to step out of normal life and find a really gorgeous place xx

inventedromance said...

CUTE photos!! I absolutely love camping, and it sounds like you had an amazing time! I'm impressed you looked so cute while camping, too. I always look like garbage bahah.


Unknown said...

I love your nature posts. They make me all wanderlusty. I'm going on a road trip on Satuday! Couldn't be more excited. I hope to take many fun nature pics like these. :)

Unknown said...

You should have had lot of fun hahaha kisses

czarianonuevo said...

this makes me so glad and inspired plan a future trip with my best friend too :) Thanks a lot for sharing your photos and the whole experience!

czarina :)

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