Sunday, June 24, 2007

El Lago del Diablo

We're back! Wisconsin is beautiful, and we had a great time. Here are some pictures:

Raul getting ready to make spaghetti carbonara with our new camping stove (thank you HiK!) Excellente!


We went hiking with the dog on Saturday. Here's a trail map display.


If I could figure out how to mark our route on the picture, I would. But, alas, I have no gift for the manipulation of sophisticated computer software. So, I will simply tell you that we hiked a long, long ways. So long, in fact, that we all stopped and took a nap (nap spot locatable on above map as ice cream cone near boardwalk, and yes - I did have some ice cream before napping.) The trails were awesome, and the weather and scenery were gorgeous. And the dog was a brutal trail leader - he was relentless in his pace (hence the need for my aforementioned nap.)

Photo by the lake:


Me getting my knit on with head lamp by campfire. How luxurious!


Photo for Grandma - Evidence of my cribbage triumph. For Raul's benefit, I will not neglect to mention that he nearly skunked me a few days earlier.


We had a great trip - though we did learn one valuable lesson. Two medium to large humans + air mattress + one 70 lbs Labrador that likes to snuggle in a 2 person backpacking tent = way cramped quarters. Next time, we will get a bigger tent.

3 comments:

grandma lorrel said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Good for all three of you! I haven't played cribbage in so long and I love playing. Need to teach someone here. Got a kick out of your head lamp. Boy, you guys think of everything.
Love ya.

Anonymous said...

Really looks like fun and your sharing makes me feel like I'm in the adventure with you. So glad Flynn was feeling up to it (hope he won't be eating his bed again anytime soon!)
Love you.
Myriam

homeinkabul said...

So glad that you used the camping stove and I am really glad that y'all had a chance for a break. :)

 
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