It's Outdoor Wednesday with Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer so please pay her a visit to see more fun alfresco style. Last weekend, our family went on our first camping trip for the summer to a nearby county park called Hurkey Creek. It's located near Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains. I thought I'd snap some pictures of the terrain as we head east of Temecula and pass through some California desert.
This is me and my littlest one at the beginning of our trip. Oh how cool and comfortable I felt. But after a couple of days of hundred degree heat, no electricity or running water, I neither looked nor felt the way I did in this picture!
I'm not a big desert fan. Just a bunch of rocks and dirt. Where are the trees?
There they are. We are now passing through Garner Valley. A very pretty area with a lot of horse ranches.
Yay, more trees!
Here's a glimpse of Lake Hemet. Fishing is good here. My 6 year old caught a catfish and a trout.
Some cattle on my side of the road.
Hurray, we're here!
I just love to see tents being pitched among pine trees.
Now you may wonder how a family of 11 plus 2 dogs and 2 puppies go camping. Let me show you. Well, here's the main house.
And here's the room addition.
Here are my cousins relaxing after a couple of hours of mountain biking.
I came prepared to keep the little ones cool.
Even the 2 year olds are on relaxation mode.
Lots of creepy crawlies like this one. Doesn't it look prehistoric? Oh the joys of camping!
Now, this is my definition of relaxation. You know me, I love my tea, so even in the wilderness I come prepared! A cup of chocolate mint tea with a brownie. Ahhhh... Sure, its on a paper plate and my mug is not bone china, but hey, I'm roughin'it!
Hope you enjoyed our camp out. Happy Outdoor Wednesday and Happy Trails!!
Till next time,