Mountain River Camping Fun with Deer

This past weekend the hubby and finally got to experience to a degree the camping I used to enjoy growing up here in Washington State. I’ve talked about it often, so now they’re convinced I wasn’t just spinning some incredible fairy tales about how awesome camping is here.

Our camping choice for this past weekend was in the mountains, hoping to find some cooler air. I chose a site on the river, since that’s the kind of campsite our family always chose growing up. In spite of the fact it was hot, dry as a bone, dusty and there was a ban (meaning no campfires), it was .

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:


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We spent the better part of the day floating in the river to stay cool. Amazing how refreshing the cold mountain water is on a 90-degree day, no? It was very relaxing!

Sunday morning, as the hubby and I were having a quiet cup of coffee next to the barren fire pit while the sun rose in the horizon, I noticed movement on the dirt road just outside our campsite – there was a buck and a doe passing by.

The hubby hurriedly got his camera and followed them, successfully snagging this great shot of the doe:


The buck had already taken , so he missed him. We’ll be more on the alert next time we go camping. The kids are excited about the next camping trip planned – and even the hubby is now sold, in spite of his former idea of camping being in a cheap motel.

Do you like to go camping?


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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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13 thoughts on “Mountain River Camping Fun with Deer

    • Thank you, Patrick! I love camping – especially here in the Pacific Northwest where there are so many cool places to camp, and the weather is usually awesome! 😀

    • I love seeing deer anywhere – well, OK, maybe not on the road… 🙂 I’d love to know what they’re thinking!! 🙂 We did have a fun time, and then repeated it this past weekend at the ocean. Luckily the kids and hubby now understand why I love camping so much, and we’ll do a lot more of it next year. 😀 I can’t wait! Meanwhile, Princess Nagger and I will be ditching the boys and heading off to Hawaii next Monday – I wonder what kind of critters I’ll get to take pics of while we’re there? 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, Deborah! 🙂

    • Thank you, Ai! Living Room camping is fun, too! So is backyard camping – then it’s time for the big leagues! (grin!) Besides, you’ve been too busy having too much fun at all those awesome playgrounds, right? LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂