05 October 2008

Jennifer: My kind of bride

Jennifer, one of the long-time Stitch'n'Bitchers, is getting married. She awesomely chose to have her bachelorette party be a camping trip. Which I would totally do too if I had it to do over again. (Not surprising to anyone who was at my bachelorette.)

Jennifer, the Camping Bride

We met down at lovely campsite #55 in Frontenac State Park. It was a gorgeous, GORGEOUS day out. Crisp and clear, the leaves changing, Lake Pepin sparkling.

Our campsite was canopied but cleared. Just perfect.

The canopy of our campsite

We declared happy hour almost immediately.

Bachelorette Camping

Katri and Beanie, busting out happy hour

Kelly made these cupcakes

A new experience for me, camping with a dog. Oscar, the pathetically friendly dog.

Oscar

We went on a glorious, bluff-y, easy-going hike, but I forgot to bring my camera. We got back just as the sun was setting and Kelly built us a cozy, roaring fire. We toasted up some pizzas, nachos, and s'mores--believe me, a winner of a menu. I stayed as long as I could (about 11) and then I headed back home, having decided I could not lose a night of sleep right before a big day of toddler fun on Sunday with Laurie Berkner.

I can't wait to visit this park again, it is definitely a keeper. And Brent is very excited about the idea of "going camping" and then being allowed to return home at 11 pm and sleep in his own bed. Hmmmm... I'll have to think about that. If it lures him out camping more often, it might be worth it. A camping-free camping compromise?

Oh, and Happy Anniversary, cutie pie!

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