Camping in a fairy wonderland

We went camping over the Labor Day weekend and it was wonderful to get out of the heat wave of the valley and into the green pine trees up north. Somehow the two hour trip managed to take us nearly eight hours in the midst of holiday traffic and car accidents that brought traffic to a literal stand-still on the highways, but it was worth it.

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We went on a walk to see how many different types of mushrooms we could find. All the mushrooms you see here were within something like one hundred yards of our tent.

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We pulled into the campsite after nine at night so we set up our tent in the dark and crawled into bed.

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We met a couple who have lived in their RV in the area for at least the last six months. They were a nice couple but a few things about them couldn’t hide the fact that they were the kind of people that could live out in the wilderness for lengthy stretches of time. The advice she gave me that included dumping the body of anyone you might have to shoot in the wilderness because “you are not innocent until proven guilty and you will be sued for everything you have by the deceased person’s family” told me that I didn’t wanna be on her bad side.

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However, they were full of very useful knowledge as well. They informed us that the ranger could ticket us for setting up camp within a quarter mile of a man-made watering hole that is meant to serve the local wildlife. I think they are called water tanks, but they aren’t tanks at all so don’t be misled by the name.

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It rained for a bit each day – only a tad. However, on the last night there was a downpour. Thank the Lord our tent was watertight and the baseball-sized moths couldn’t get inside while we slept!

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Doesn’t this all just make you think of a land of make believe? The angle of these photos makes it rather easy to imagine we are just a few inches tall. It makes me think of fairies and fanciful tales of flight.

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It makes me think of Fern Gully!

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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Felicia said,

    Beautiful pictures.

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    Ulla said,

    Fairy land indeed! Definitely worth the traffic jams and interesting neighbors…!

  3. 3

    Ulla said,

    Missed your liver of sulpher question. I had to order mine online too. Tricky to find!
    Wish I could be of more help…

  4. 4

    Freedom Stitcher said,

    God is the greatest creator of all things beautiful. The pictures are wonderful, full of color, and professional looking. 🙂


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