Sunday, November 10, 2013

Camping in November

Did you know that in Texas, you can camp in November? It's true. I was a little skeptical when our friends invited us, because it's November... But we decided to go for it. So I packed fuzzy footy pajamas for the boys, as well as multiple layers of sweats, hats, gloves, and those little hand warmers to put on their feet and hands at night.

It was all way too much. The temperature was actually pleasant. We had some wind and the tiniest sprinkle of rain, but other than that, it was a beautiful evening. We even ended up taking off hats and gloves at night because we were too warm. And we didn't even use the hand warmers. Camping in Idaho must have prepared me well.

We camped at Lake Grapevine. The campsite was 10 minutes from our house and it was gorgeous. We were at the top of a little cliff overlooking the lake, and you could climb down to the waterfront where there was some sand for digging and even a little cave to see. We did tin foil dinners and s'mores and hot cocoa by the fire before bed. It was fantastic. And 10 minutes from our house. And beautiful in November! So maybe Texas isn't that bad :)
Morning snuggles in the tent

Lake Grapevine

Hat hair after a cozy night's sleep
 It was much different than Idaho mountain camping, which will always be my favorite, but I could really get used to the mild temperatures down here. I'm sure we'll be camping a lot more (once we get our own tent and a 2nd air mattress, because sleeping with all 4 of us on  ONE queen air mattress was unsuccessful).

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