Sunday, June 5, 2022

Back from Camping

Had a lovely weekend away. My horrible cold made it a little less enjoyable, but there are far worse things than a cold and I didn't let it get me down. I slept well at night at least! We weren't around a lot of people and outside in nature a lot. 

Even though we were at a State Campground we were in a mini-cabin. It's really small, just bunk beds, a fridge, microwave and electricity. No water, but the toilets and showers are close. For us it's as close to Glamping as we get lol. Usually we're in a tent with no electricity and bare minimum. Once in a while it's good to splurge (it's not near as expensive as a hotel lol). 

We don't spend a lot of time inside, just to sleep mainly. The beach and a nature lagoon and pond are just across a road. It's a lovely place to spend time. I got to take lots of bird photos that I'll have to sort through. I watched two sunrises. Really beautiful. 

The top photo will actually be day 156/365 for my Phone Photos Things That Make Me Smile and the bottom photo will be 155/365. I don't get nice sunsets from my house so I love getting up early while camping and watching the sunrise. It is usually so peaceful and quiet. It reminds me that even when I am feeling sad there is always something beautiful to see. 

While we were away I got some good news. There were two offers on Jane's house! My MIL accepted one and papers have been signed. Closing date will be July 7th! We have some work to do to finish up with the house but once that date arrives WE ARE DONE! It has been a long journey. We will have a lot to do in the next month. It's funny, but the day after the closing is when I leave for England for two weeks to visit my sister and see Mum's bench. It will be nice to be able to leave and come back knowing it's finished. 

I'm tacking these photos on the end so I can finish playing catch-up

151/365 (31st May)

My son got me this hanging basket back in May and I am pleased to say that it is still alive! I'm terrible when it comes to plants, but this one has lasted until now and makes me smile everytime I see it!

152/365 (1st June)

Taking a walk in the woods. 

153/365 (2nd June)

Look how lovely green and lush the field is! Things are really starting to grow. Soon it will be filled with flowers. 

154/365 (3rd June)

On our way to camping we stopped for our visit (it opened June 1st) of the season at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. 


  1. Welcome back! I like your little cabin! Thank you for posting a picture of the interior. Beautiful photos! Go glad to hear that Jane's house has had not one, but, two offers and your MIL has accepted one! You'll be busy in the coming weeks, but, it'll be good to know that you won't have to worry about Jane's house after July 7!

    1. Thanks. It is good to know that an end date is in sight. It will be hard work but good to know it is coming to an end. Hopefully all will go well

  2. I love the idea of camping in a cabin and now intend to look into that here. It looks great fun and certainly a step up from tent camping.

    1. It's fun and a little easier than camping with a tent. It's also good if it rains and definitely warmer. It's honestly not a lot more expensive than getting a camping site. They do go quickly though but you can book up to a year in advance.

  3. Brilliant photos of your trip. The Cabin looks good and a bit warmer than your last camping trip. Good news on the sale

    1. Thanks. The cabin is definitely warmer as it comes with a heater if the nights are chilly. I hope the sale goes through okay - fingers crossed lol

  4. The cabin looks cosy and warm and I think I'd prefer that to a tent.

    Great news that MiL has accepted an offer for Jane's home. You're nearing the end now.

  5. That cabin looks incredibly cosy. It looks like somewhere to snuggle at the end of a day. The hanging basket is amazing, and I hope it carries on all summer. And such good news about the house!


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