Hopefully not all anniversary trips will include kids, but we made an exception this year. We headed down towards Mt. Rushmore and stayed in a campsite at Pactola Reservoir. Tanner found some good fly fishing around there so we thought it was a good all around place to be. We drove down Wednesday after Tanner got off of work and found a great campsite in plenty of time to get camp set up before dark. Harvey was really excited about s'mores on the way down.
|He had to keep score on his phone because somehow we didn't have a pen.|
We decided to head to Mt. Rushmore that night since it was only about a half hour away. We also made a stop in Rapid City to by a charcoal chimney and get Little Ceasar's crazy bread - something we'd been craving for months :) We even ran into a family I grew up with, the Warner's. Really random but also very fun.
Harvey fell asleep on the way back and Tanner and I enjoyed ourselves a nice camp fire. It was the eve of summer solstice and there were some folks enjoying their evening with hula hoops and harmonica's and drums. Not terrible annoying until it went on well past "quiet time" and neither of us could sleep. So I was that girl and walked over there and asked them nicely to stop the drumming. Luckily they were pretty cool about it.
The next morning was more gaming and relaxing and hanging out. We had left over quiche and then went to the river coming out of the reservoir to try our hand at some more fly fishing. Tanner is getting pretty good. I didn't really fish this trip because of the wee one. It was super hot though when we went so after a couple hours we went back with hopes of returning later in the evening (the rain had other plans for us).
|Hammock naps are the best!|
|Dad saying he's number one after multiple 10,000 domination's.|
After we got back Tanner started making some dinner (he keeps telling me he can't cook. pshh). And Harv pooped all over me. Camping blowouts are a little bit more complicated but we survived :)
Those photos go nicely next to each other, right? Once we got the coals going and things cooking, it started looking like rain. So we tried to protect all the things we could and when it started raining, we headed to the tent. It POURED for about 30 minutes. After it let up I grabbed the food (luckily it was pretty well cooked) and we ate in the tent.