We went camping last weekend at Lynches River County Park, over my Thanksgiving break. It got really cold (down to freezing both nights!) but we stayed warm and had fun. I think the dogs did, too. Ginger discovered two tiny kittens sequestered in a large woodpile as soon as we arrived. We enjoyed watching a wild mama cat sneak in and out, caring for them, all weekend. Thanks to the efforts of the park rangers, there was plenty of free firewood cut and stacked for any campers to use. We were able to keep a big fire going the whole time we were there. We saw four shooting stars. We had lots of delicious camp meals.
All in all, it was a nice time.
Here are some pictures.
I was feeling bad for kitties until I remembered--SOUTH Carolina. So glad you had a good time.ReplyDelete
It was cold, but they had a devoted mama looking out for them. They seemed bright-eyed and healthy!Delete
It looks like a wonderful time in nature.ReplyDelete
It really was!Delete
Ah- the inside of the tent picture made me think I might want to go camping again sometime. Lovely.ReplyDelete
We have a queen size air mattress which makes it comfy!Delete
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. What lovely photos with gud dugs !ReplyDelete
But I am sad for the cat and kittens.
cheers, parsnip and mandibles
There is a nature center, campgrounds, and just outside the park, private homes. Mama cat looked healthy and reasonably well fed. And she seems to be taking good care of her babies.Delete
Oh good I worry about all my wild animals that live around my home.Delete
I try not to impose myself on them but I look out for them.
Is that the campfire favorite Jiffy Pop I see on your fire !Delete
We did have some Jiffy Pop!! Haha!! Good eye.Delete
Gregg was so worried about those kittens the first afternoon! Once we finally saw there was a mama cat taking care of them he was able to relax and enjoy the trip. :)
You are very brave. You know it’s cold when it actually looks cold!ReplyDelete
And, awwwww! Kittens!
One of those tiny kittens hissed at me!Delete
I last went proper camping back in around 1970. I'd chosen a beautiful coastal spot. A helicopter soon hovered over us, then an Army car arrived and told us to go. I ended up sleeping in the car. Your trip looks much more fun!ReplyDelete
Oh no! I wonder why they chased you away? Sleeping in the car? That sucks!Delete
Beautiful pictures of sky and woodland, so good for soul and mind!ReplyDelete
Aaaaw those kittens... I hope they survive until adulthood and aren't found by a fox or other predator small enough to enter their little home.
Camp fire meals - I like the sound of that!
I'll do a post one of these days on things we make to eat around the campfire. I love campsite cooking!Delete
Happy dogs. That log fire is fantastic - proper camping!ReplyDelete
Building big fires is one of the best parts!!!!Delete
Sounds and looks wonderful... except for the cold. I only went camping in summer!ReplyDelete
It's too hot and there are too many mosquitoes and snakes to camp in the summer around here!Delete
That looks really fun! I'm not much of a camper but even I might enjoy that fire. Hopefully those kitties will be OK in that woodpile!ReplyDelete
There's so much free firewood stacked up that you can have a big roaring fire all night long if you want to. The free wood is one of the reasons we usually end up camping at Lynches River Park!Delete
Thanks for sharing this camping report Jennifer. Even though the nights were cold it didn't rain which is a big bonus. Did Gregg sing along to his ukulele - "Home home on the range..."? The dogs would have been howling!ReplyDelete
Haha. Gregg is no singer, but he used to be a professional drummer!Delete