Posts Tagged ‘camping’
The Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
I got some awesome photos form this unreal place in America. I’ve never been to an area in the United States with such a unique climate. Being in the prairie brought back great memories of playing the Oregon Trail and learning about the great adventure West. My covered wagon is now a loaded down 2004 VW Passat and the threats of dysentery and typhoid aren’t realistic fears, but still, the excitement of going west and exploring new lands is still relevant.
The park was also a unique place in that it seems to be a tourist hot spot. Lots of campers. We were one out of five or so tents in the campground. Almost everyone at the campground stayed in their air conditioned campers watching tv while we watched the sun set.
It definitely felt different camping without a fire, but given the dry climate, you can understand why it’s imperative. Instead of the usual camp night life around the fire, we did attend a presentation about the area creatures and the stars- I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stars!
Today’s photo is from my camping trip on Hermit Island last Sunday night. Though we were only camping for less then 24 hours, the weather was absolutely beautiful and given the time of year, the place was so peaceful with hardly any other campers. Besides the big group of kids partying on another part of the island…but hey, they supplied a lovely fireworks display and were far enough away where we couldn’t really hear them. We had stopped to chat with them earlier and they had said this was the second year they had done this and that they were mostly local kids. Good for them I say!
In other news…today is my grandparents 67th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!! How incredible! The love they still have for each other is astounding and oh so admirable! I can only hope to find the untouchable, everlasting love that the two of them have for each other. Happy anniversary, Grandpa. I love you!