It was a very busy summer for Kyle and I with Kyle being away most of the summer. But now that Kyle is back home and back at school, we finally were able to find a free weekend to get away and enjoy a little nature. We went to Governor Dodge State Park, the same park that I wrote about several blog posts back. It was our first time camping there, but it was nice to know our way around.
We had some special guests with us, and if you are friends with me on social media and saw pictures from our trip, I am sure you were asking… Did they get a dog? Sorry to break the news, but we didn’t. (Much to our cat’s relief) We were dogsitting last weekend and asked if we could take Squishy camping with us. It was Squishy’s first time camping, and I think he had a great time! We also had our friends Megan and Reed spend the night on Friday. It was also Megan’s first time camping! A lot of firsts on the trip.
We got there Friday night after work and set up camp. It was quite the ride up to Wisconsin with three people and a pug in the front seat of Kyle’s truck. We played cards, made s’mores and enjoyed the stars. A note on stars… Growing up in Iowa, I have always been able to see stars anywhere I’ve lived. I never really thought about not being able to see them until Megan mentioned how weird was to be able to see them even in town here in Iowa. It’s crazy how we take small things like stars for granted.
Anyways, Saturday morning we got up, made a hearty breakfast on the fire (bacon, eggs and gluten-free pancakes… what else do you eat camping?). We went on a hike to see the waterfall at the park as well as the beautiful fall colors.
Megan and Reed
Kyle and I
The whole gang!
After Megan and Reed left, we spent the rest of Saturday hiking, making pizzas in Kyle’s camping oven, listening to the Iowa game in the truck, taking Squishy to the lake, and enjoying a fire together. It was nice to finally have some time to get away and just enjoy our time together. It seems like since the wedding, we haven’t had much time to breathe, and this weekend was exactly what we needed.
I can’t believe it’s almost October! It finally starting to feel like fall and winter is right around the corner. I can’t wait! I guess it’s time for some fall-themed blog posts!