Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hanging Rock State Park

Today is one of those drop dead gorgeous kinda days.  The ones you never expect to have in the middle of summer.  It is the type of day that makes your heart sing and skip a beat.  When you drive with the windows down and belt out every lyric to every song that comes on the radio.  Yup, it's that great! 
This weekend we visited Hanging Rock State Park with some great friends.  We camped for two glorious nights, ate delicious campfire food, hiked to the top of Hanging Rock, and swam in the lake.  I managed to capture absolutely no photos, but have the best time ever!

As we began to pull out of the driveway to leave for said camping trip I felt a sudden wave of nausea and began to cry to Alex to take me back home.  It's too hot. I'm too sick.  Luckily he didn't listen.  He convinced me to give one night a try and I am so happy I did! 

I slept the whole way in, and by the time we reached our destination my appetite picked up and we all snacked before heading out for our first hike. 
After checking out the falls, we made a delicious Hobo Stew over the campfire, just in time before the storm hit.  We had a large canopy, so the thunder and rain didn't bother us.  But the storm brought in cooler weather that was a big hit.  We played cards by the lantern's light until midnight.

The rest of the weekend was a repeat of our first night.  Eat, hike, eat, repeat.  We also went for a dip in the lake which was cool and refeshing!

Our second evening was cool and breezy like the one before and it made for very comfortable sleep!  I think I slept better on our camping trip than I have in weeks! 

This week I hit a pretty big pregnancy milestone.  Not to jinx it, but I have been feeling extremely better these last few days without the help of any meds.  I feel like I have turned a corner and I hope that it lasts!  This camping trip was exactly what I needed to get out, breathe in fresh air, and feel human again!  Thankfully the internet provides many sources of photos so I can share with you part of our experience! 

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