Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Acadia Part I: Camping

Bryan and I went camping this weekend and it was great! If you know me, you know how much I dislike being without running water, a bathroom, a shower, air conditioning, heating. And the bugs-- oh the bugs... you get the idea. But I have recently seen the beauty in the idea of bonding with the great outdoors. I can do this camping thing. Not only can I do it... I DID do it!

We went to Acadia National Park in Maine. It's on the upper east coast and is truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever been! If ever you have a reason to visit the Northeast, Acadia should be on your short list!
Yes, we were only gone for one night and two days. Yes, we could have survived indefinitely on the items in our car.

Here's our site at Acadia!

Bryan put his boy scout skills to work!

And I put my Pinterest resources to work! This is seriously the best fire starter! Dryer lent stuffed into a toilet paper roll. It was amazing how well it worked.

We borrowed this tent from Derek and Tiffanie (since we weren't sure we should be investing in camping gear until we were sure I could survive one weekend).

More beauty and food from our trip to come soon!


  1. Oh how great!!!! I never tent camped but pop up camper is close. I just am so glad we started it when we were young. It was a way to afford to travel with our growing family. Truman was always so sweet to my mother who made a lot of trips with us. He was always out numbered by women but he loved it. We saw so many beautiful parks. Yours looks wonderful. Hope you keep it up, MaMaw