Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Black Friday Camping Trip at Hillsborough River
Went camping out at Hillsborough River State Park after Thanksgiving with Julie, Her son Chris and my dog Lacy. It was Lacy's first camping trip at a family campground. I've taken her backpacking with me before but this was a different experience for her. She loved it.
It was chilly (40) and good campfires were needed. We were snug in our new sleeping bags though. Thankfully, they zip together.
Got out the longstick and was chasing small bass with a purple and black bendback. Had a few chasers but no takers....and of course, hung up my favorite crease fly on a brush pile across the river.
We made a nice dinner one night consisting of steak on the campfire, shrimp kabobs, and potato salad and of course, the always popular S'mores.
Lacy did something really funny. After she ate, she scratched at the door of the tent, so I let her in. She laid down on the air mattress and went to sleep. It was so funny.
Also, the families with kids all left on Sunday, so we pretty much had the whole park to ourselves Sunday afternoon on.
It was a good trip and great finale for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.