Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day Camping...

was sort of a bust... It was cold, windy, rainy, muddy and it did hail that weekend. All I can say, is that I was glad to be camping in a 5th wheel with heat! When we arrived around 7:30pm on Thursday afternoon in Duluth's Spirit Mountain Campground, it was a brisk 38 degrees according to my husbands F350 Truck digital read! Wow... Of course, I overpack and am ready for any weather that may come my way, so I had numerous outfits for an array of seasons, my husband wasn't so lucky. He had only packed a few pairs of shorts and had the jeans he was wearing because somehow, he left his intended to be packed pairs of jeans behind at the house somewhere... I never did find out where he left them. We had to make an impromptu trip to the area Walmart where he picked up a few pairs of pants. I had also picked up a few long sleeve/sweatshirt style shirts for my boys as I only packed them one long sleeve shirt, a few pairs of pants, but mainly short sleeve shirts and shorts. My bad... I have never lived in the North Shore before, but was told by my husband who is from up there, that it will be warm... no, it really wasn't! lol
Lesson learned!

The highlight of my weekend was the Spirit Mountain Timber Twister. I honestly think that is the only thing I liked about this campground/camping trip. Below are some photos we bought for a cool $39.99 for these digital images of our times going down the Alpine Coaster. They were too cute not to buy! I didn't want to pay $9.99 each for a 4x6 print, so we went ahead for the digital images for $39.99. Ouch... but they will be a nice addition to my Camping Smash Book and to my Digital Scrapbook Camping Album. Crafts Direct has the Smash Books for those who are interested! They are back by the Paper Crafts Demo Counter... I finally broke down and asked someone where the heck they were at the counter and all I had to do was turn around! Duh... These are really cute books, I want one in every color and they have the cutest little sticker and pocket embellishments too!

I got a few of these printed today at St. Cloud Camera & Photo in 3x5 size, not bad, not the greatest quality photo, but it captured the moment! I just love how St. Cloud Camera and Photo prints their photos with white borders, I must admit I was never a fan, but here lately, I've loving the white borders. They did a pretty good job for adjusting for the underexposed photos taken too.

More photos to be uploaded of our soggy camping trip, I didn't make too many appearances outside of the camper, I admit I was grumpy and crabby and just getting over a sinus infection and the last thing I wanted to do was go camping 3 hours away from home!


Casey Wright

Wow! That Timber Twister looks fun! The pictures turned out really great! Can't wait to see what you create with your smashbook :)