Sunday, July 10, 2011

Camping at Margaret McKenny

This weekend we did a little impromptu camping trip. I am not a camper. I don't enjoy it very much, but my boys (all three of them) really do, so I have committed to one camping trip in the summer, and they do all the rest on their own. But I have to say, this trip was pretty enjoyable. WA state has a number of campgrounds that are "free" to stay at - at least they were free until July 1, when the state decided that you had to buy an annual $30 pass to stay at the "free" campgrounds...silly, but still cheaper than many of the other campgrounds that are $15 and $20 a night. We found a little place outside of Olympia (our state capitol) and Andy and the boys headed down there on Thursday, and I joined them Friday afternoon after work.

The campground was quite lovely (although rustic), and we had a great big space where we could put up both tents (one for us, one for the boys) and have plenty of space for both cars. It was on top of a little creek that we hiked down to and threw rocks into, and was near the Mima Falls, a little waterfall that we hiked 2.5 miles up and 2.5 miles back down in order to view and snap a few pics! We also were near the Mima Mounds - a natural, geologic phenomenon that creates big mounds on prairies and look kinda funny, but neat! We did a little tour of the mounds, read all about them and snapped more pictures!

All in all, it was a fun trip, except for the pit toilets (YUCK!) and the very cold night where I froze in our tent!

I do have to post this funny picture of the pass we had to put on our car at the campsite...just laughed and laughed at their misspelling!

1 comment:

  1. you are very lucky to have such beautiful mountains right at your fingertips every day ;o) We need some of that cool weather ;o) Although, freezing in a tent is not my cup of tea.....I'd rather be hot! Love the Great OUTOORS ;-)