Camping at Blue Lake
For our first camping trip just the two of us, Aaron & I camped at Upper Blue Lake this weekend. The turnoff is a few miles past Kirkwood, then about 45 min. east. It was a very pretty, very blue little lake. The weekend was however, in a word, cold. During the day wasn't bad with the sun shining, but still most of the weekend I had 2 pairs of socks on, 2 pairs of pants on, and no less than 5 layers up top. Despite the rumors of it being the start of deer hunting season, it was almost empty and we had our choice of camp spots. We got a nice one right on the lake, but right next to the drinking family. It was a random bunch of people that grew and shrank throughout the weekend. At one point, there was a baby, then the baby disappeared. Then grandma was there, then she disappeared. It was very bizarre. But throughout it all, there was the campfire and lots of cocktails and endless meaningless conversation. Aaron was very entertained.
We enjoyed our campfire as well, roasting hot dogs for dinner and smores for dessert. We quickly ran low on matches, so used creative and unsafe ways of lighting the campstove off the campfire and vice versa. We broke in our cute little campstove. It was fun cooking on it outside on the picnic table and percolating our coffee and heating up water on it to wash dishes and faces.
We spent a lot of time in the boat, but didn't catch any fish, despite trying several different methods and bait and stuff. Oh well. It was very pretty, and I drove the boat for the first time, and drove the truck with the trailer behind it for the first time.
High School Boys
Aaron had his small group at our house for the first time last Thursday. He got a good turnout and they had a good time. Some even got tricked into eating dog jerky, thinking it was the real thing. oooops. When I got home the house reeked of potato chips. They enjoyed our original old school Nintendo and played mini baseball in the new back yard until the ball was inevitably hit over the block wall and onto Twin Cities.
The Lawn Update
Speaking of the lawn, I discovered yesterday when we got home that there were WEEDS! in the new lawn! Before unpacking or anything, I immeadiately began walking around plucking them out, completely freaked out. Funny how motivated you are to pull weeds when it's your own lawn you sweated over. I got some but there's still some major weeding to do this weekend. Guess dirt did have its upsides. :)