photo an hour; camping with Elycia - The Dainty Squid

photo an hour; camping with Elycia

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Last weekend Kevin and I drove to Salamanca, NY to meet up with Ivan and Elycia again! We had plans to antique and camp. Instead of telling you all about it in paragraph form both Elycia and I took a photo an hour on Saturday, here is mine...

6am // Just leaving the house. It was a rainy morning, and I had yet to eat breakfast so we stopped at Dunkin Donuts to grab a donut and some chocolate milk for the road.
7am // After a brief nap in the car I woke up to beautiful scenery and fog.
8am // Bear!! This is the first sign I've ever seen instructing me to watch for bears, I was pretty stoked.
9am // We arrived in Salamanca, NY, met with Ivan and Elycia and wandered around the town waiting for the antique mall to open.
10am // They opened at 10 but we were apparently too busy taking jumping photos to care!
11am // Getting our antique on! ;)
12pm // ...still antiquing.
1pm // Arrived at Allegany State Park, which is only around 15 minutes away from the antique mall. Shortly after we started driving through to look for a place to spend the night I spotted a weasel (errr, after looking it up we've come to the conclusion it was a mink)! I screamed at the top of my lungs (literally) with excitement. To be honest, I'm still pretty stoked about it.
2pm // It had been raining on and off all day and we decided to just rent a cabin for the night instead of worrying about what we'd do if it rained in the evening (sitting in the tent instead of around a fire wouldn't be much fun) The woman in the first part of the park led us on a wild goose chase looking for avaliable cabins. Finally we made out way further into the park and found another area to find a cabin. We were half stoked and half terrified of all the "do not feed bear" signs plastered around.
3pm // We got a cabin, finally. It was so precious. Four cots (which were actually REALLY comfortable), a fridge, stove and fireplace were inside and I don't think any of us could have been happier with our choice to rent a cabin instead of camp.
4pm // Yeah, this photo would be Kevin and Ivan showing us how they would protect us from bears if we happened to see any on our hike up to the bear caves.
also 4pm // On the trails there were lots of slugs mating. (When we got home I looked more extensively into this, and was truly intrigued. It's pretty interesting if you ask me!)
5pm // We drove down the the lake. We all oooh-ed and ahhh-ed over how gorgeous the view was and decided it was perfect to take jumping photos in front of. (Aiy yi yi, like every picture of Elycia and I ever is of us jumping!)
6pm // Cooking our dinner!
7pm // Ready to chow down. Oh my gosh, it was so delicious. I planned on taking embarrassing photos of everyone eating corn on the cob, perhaps to make up for how ridiculous I look while eating it with corn all up in my braces, but it was so tasty I didn't even take a breath let alone pick up my camera!
a little bit later but still 7pm // We drove over to the lake to watch the sun set. It was so beautiful.
8pm // This is only shortly after the photo of the sunset was taken and was actually right behind me while I was looking at the view of the sunset. There was something beautiful to look at no matter which way you turned!
a little bit later but still 8pm // After the sunset we headed back to the cabin, had a fire and devoured some pizza. It was the perfect end to a perfect day!
Can't wait to meet up again Elycia!
xoxo!

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52 thoughts

  1. So cute! So jealous. ^_- Y'alls friendship is perfect. :D I wish I could meet my bloggy buddies!!! I love all the pictures too.

    Also, I've recently researched slugs mating myself... I read about it in Cosmo and than saw some in the garden. Er. "Doin' it."

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  2. What a fun adventure!! Come to Western Massachusetts next time! I swear, you would absolutely love it - forests, mountains to hike, antique/thrift shops galore, funky/indie towns - awesome! :D I feel like you and Kevin & Elycia and Ivan would get along with my boyfriend and I so well!

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  3. Love the jumping photos. I really got to try some of those ... I'm predicting more weird looks from my neighbours.
    Kelly xo

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  4. This look absolutely amazing, I'm insanely jealous! I'm not really a camping person myself, but I think I could manage a night in a cabin. I wish I could visit this part of the US!

    hiphopsideproject.com

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  5. I think that Ivan? is flipping the bird right after the sunset picture. Pretty sneaky. ;) That area is so beautiful!

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  6. Hahaha, Jade, no one was supposed to notice! :D

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  7. So nice post! I would have been terrified by the bear signs, haha! I'd also want to meet my blog buddies, but unfortunately they're too far away!

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  8. Love the idea of taking a photo an hour... what a great way to make memories of a really cool trip! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  9. Lovely lovely post, thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day.

    I could almost taste the butter dripping from the corn and smell the wood smoke.

    You truly are a luck and beautiful person.

    xxx

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  10. These are such beautiful pictures. And that sunset- SO PRETTY! I love posts like these.
    =)

    Samantha
    http://theadventuresoftwosams.blogspot.com/

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  11. the scenery is breath taking! Oh, and I love your cute little gifs. Seriously love.

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  12. What a fun trip! I can't wait to get to do fun stuff like that again. Oh grad school! Such a party pooper.

    THOSE CABINS! THE CORN! Eeeep! So fun!

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  13. And it's also very rare to see slugs mating! They did search for years until it was first captured on video-camera! Lucky bastards ;)

    I love this photo an hour. It seems like a great weekend (: I also liked Elycia's post, you both have so much feeling for photography, if you ask me. ..

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  14. Love that GIF, and the cabin looks so adorable! I agree that hiding in a tent from the rain is pretty awful, we did it last weekend.

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  15. looks like you had tons of fun!! I would love to snuggle up next to that fire :)

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  16. That second last photo, is so beautiful! I just keep looking at it.

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  17. This was a great post! I loved all of these photos, especially the gif at the end. I feel like I was there with you all! :] That cabin looks amazing. I've never been camping [or cabining, haha] and now I really want to go.
    Glad you all had fun!! xx

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  18. Awesome camping trip! We went camping back in June in a tent and it ended up pouring and our whole tent flooded and everything to wet! We have vowed never to tent camp again and will def. be renting cabins from now on!

    I want to be your frannnnn.

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  19. What an amazing day!!I love the jumping photos!! How fun!

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  20. I am suuuuuuper jealous! Holy! It looks like it was so fun!

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  21. You and your man are totally the rad version of Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers. Maybe I already said this before....but you totally are. Stunning!

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  22. I LOVE THESE photos too! Again,glad y'all had a good time! It looked like fun! :)

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  23. That looks like a perfect weekend. I especially love the first two pictures. XO, Rae

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  24. I like the 1 photo an hour idea. Very cool. Looks like you had an awesome time!

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  25. I've recently fallen in love with camping - especially camping with good friends! Looks like such a beautiful time.

    xo
    cortnie

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  26. You two ladies make the cutest jumping pictures. Ha. Love them.

    Looks like a really great trip too!!

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  27. The photos are gorgeous and I love the gif! x

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  28. Sounds like you were pretty STOKED about it all ;) I love the photo of the corn, it looks so tasty! and your cabin looks absolutely adorable ;)
    -charlotte

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  29. That "watch for bears" road sign is so cute!! Love the pictures Kaylah!
    love, kolbe

    www.thehatterandthehare.com

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  30. look at all that corn! yummy! i love that gif of the fire too, looks like fun!

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  31. Just saw Elycia's. You two are darling.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  32. Good to see you weren't eaten by bears, haha :)
    My boyfriend really wants me to go camping with him (he has the past two summers we've been together)... so maybe we'll have to try a cabin next year. I don't know why, but I just feel like I couldn't handle totally "roughing it." I'm a wimp.

    -Kat
    http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

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  33. You girls and your pretty hair!! <3 all of your photos are gorgeous (elycia's too!).

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  34. Holy wow that looks like an amazing day! So jealous!

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  35. I just discovered your blog this morning. And holy ghost! I am in love! You have the best shoe collection I have ever seen!

    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  36. You two have the most beautiful hair colors in these pics.

    ps. lol, it's like a slug 69

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  37. Great pictures! The ones of both sides of the sky around sunset are particularly amazing!

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  38. I think Kevin and Ivan pic on how to protect you guys is hilarious! Loved both posts on this<3

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  39. The jumping photos are great! Love them!

    Kisses from HK;
    Nicole

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  40. I love the watch out for the bear picture! They're so entertaining!! I have multiple watch out for the horse and buggie signs from the Amish country! Too fun!

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  41. Oh my god, I had to do a double take because I love aleghany! I had no chance to go this summer but your pictures were very nostalgic for me :]

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  42. <3 that fire gif! Kevin's suspender's are pretty rad too.

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  43. I love the photo an hour idea. That corn looks delish..

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  44. Lovely photos! Btw, I saw slugs mating while camping in Alaska over the summer and was intrigued, and ended up finding this on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSW9kWIRCOQ

    It's fascinating!

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  45. Love this post! Especially the animated fire - I just showed it to my boyfriend and was all "WE HAVE TO DO THIS!" :)

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  46. Your blog is defo one of my favorites ♥ Just love your style, photography and everything!
    Dying my hair pink soon and I've been looking for a really good dye but thanks to your recommendations (on a rather previous post) I'm going to use special effects, wish me luck :)

    http://filthylittlethings.blogspot.com/ just trying to get my blog off the ground, hope you find the time to have a look (and hopefully follow ;) ) xx

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  47. First of all, I love your site. I like the way you describe your life, your cats, and how you are creating and living.

    Heres a link for you, Its from my own blog. Its an easy and yummy Vegan recipe for a Banana cake: http://themindscapeofaneccentic.blogspot.com/2011/09/vegan-banana-cake.html

    I hope you are well.

    Take Care.
    :)

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  48. I could LIVE in salamanca mall antiques. And I love camping at Allegheny too! I've never gotten a cabin though. is it worth it?

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