Here we are again!
Finally doing things that we love to do together, going on random adventures. Now that there is a lull in Tyler’s work we are taking full advantage of it.
I am very proud to say that Tyler planned this whole thing. From what we were doing, to the food, to getting everything we needed, down to even making sure we had a babysitter for the night. Thank you Grammie B!! Ladies, please! Wait for someone who when you say you would like to go do something this weekend together, they take care of it for you.
We only went away for one night because this was the first time that Grant stayed all night with Grammie B, so we didn’t want to overload her. With this in mind, we stayed pretty close to home. We only live about a mile and a half from Lake Monroe. Tyler decided to take me canoeing and camping on Lake Monroe.
Now guys. I have never been canoeing in my life…. I was super nervous to say the least. Especially since for our white water rafting trip I was of no help and was not a huge fan of it. We got to the lake though and loaded the canoe down with all of our supplies. We already have a list of things we won’t be bringing next time to keep the canoe light. Away we went!
Since we didn’t start until later in the day, I had to work that morning, the waves and wind were an issue. Made paddle a serious workout. We got to the other side where all the campsites are, took almost 2 hours. Once there, it took longer to find a site than we would have liked. Surprisingly, there was a good deal of people out! Tyler thought that with it being mid September that we would be basically the only ones out. Thankfully we did find one that we both liked and one that was farther away from the other sites.
A site was secured and we got to work setting it up right away. Tyler then made us some hobo dinner which was delicious! Well, mine was. Tyler’s, well. It kinda ended up on the ground after only a couple of bites. Oh his face! Poor guy. It was like that all night, he was the clumsy one, not me. After dinner, Tyler made friends with the campsite next to us because he managed to forget a cork screw for the wine that we brought. I swear this man makes friends everywhere we go. How did such a major introvert like me ended up with such an extrovert like him? How?
The bottles were opened and drank. Yes, bottles, plural. Which I didn’t know till yesterday….Oops. We then decided that it was too cold for skinny dipping and to bed we went. I was worried that I would be cold all night but as long as I stayed under our blankets it wasn’t that bad. The next morning we got up and had a raspberry Danish and I had my coffee. Tyler brought things for eggs but decided that it would have added to much time in the clean up process to be worth it. I agreed. The Danish was enough for me. We then tore down and packed up our site and started the paddle back.
The paddle back was much easier! We started early which meant that the waves and wind hadn’t started yet. I also was finally getting the hang of the whole paddle thing, was able to actually be of help. We made really good time. It only took about 30 to 40 minutes to get a crossed. Needless to say, the next time we do this, we will be starting early and going further up the lake into Salt Creek to get a better, quieter site.
Yes! There will be a next time! I enjoyed this adventure so much. It got me out of the house and I got to try something that I have never done before. I have always loved camping and am loving the fact that I am with someone who enjoys it as much as I do. Eagle Scouts ladies, get you one.
Enjoy the pictures and be on the lookout for more random adventures with us. We are considering doing this again for a long weekend next month on my fall break. It’ll be cold!!
-Caitlyn aka Pretty Lady