Photo an hour // Camping - The Dainty Squid

Photo an hour // Camping

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Two weekends ago Kevin and I went camping with Ivan and Elycia.  We both took a photo an hour to document our little trip. Here's the day through my lens...

6 am // A quick stop for donuts, chocolate milk and ice before hitting the road.
7 am // Car ride reading material.
8 am // It was a super foggy morning. On the way there to the was spotted the most beautiful cemetery. So we stopped in and explored for a few minutes. 
9 am // We arrived in Kane, PA!
10 am // Since we were nearly an hour early, Kevin and I went to grab a place to camp before Ivan and Elycia arrived. But long story short - the site we got was horrible, we got a refund and ended up arriving late to meet with them.
12 pm // Finally we got a nice little site, and got all set up!
 1 pm // Out and about exploring the area.
2 pm // Still exploring! We visited an overlook with a little rock wall where we wrote our initials and hiked down the hill to find oodles and oodles of mushrooms.
3 pm // Another overlook. Pennsylvania is such a beautiful state.
4 pm // Stopped at a "visitor center" only to find it closed but Elycia did grab a sheet of facts on bears which she studied, and studied and studied some more. Elycia is now a bear expert.
5 pm // We played with our land cameras while waiting on Roma pizza to heat up over the fire.
7 pm // We went out exploring again. On the way back I got ice cream and everyone else got french fries. Despite how delicious my ice cream was, french fries really were the better choice since I just couldn't warm up afterwards.
8 pm // Back at the campsite. We sat by the fire and Ivan cooked a ton of "crab dogs" (veggie dogs cut open on the ends) before we headed off to bed.
It was an excellent trip and it went by way too fast. We really do need to camp more often! Make sure to swing by Elycia's blog to see her version of the day. Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!

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28 thoughts

  1. This sure looks like a lot of fun! And that overlook view is amazing! Makes me wish I went camping more this year. Hope you're having a great week!

  2. I really miss your "photo an hour" post. Enjoy reading it right now

  3. Such a lovely idea, really gives a feel for the whole day :)

  4. Totally want to go camping now! Think its long over due x

  5. a photo an hour is such a cool idea! the photo from the cemetery is so haunting and pretty. (i love fog, just not so much driving in it.) :) now i want to go camping!

  6. So fun! I'm kind of crazy about the beauty of mushrooms, so I swooned over your collection on Elycia's blog. Ivan's Schrute Farms shirt is hilarious - so ideal for a camping trip. You guys do camping up right, that pizza looks scrumptious!
    Catherine Denton

  7. Beautiful photos!!! Looks like it was a wonderful little camping trip!! xo

  8. Great photos! Love the view over the mountains with the lake in the middle!

  9. Every time I ride through Pennsylvania, I see a little house here and there all alone on a mountain, and think "I wish I could be a hermit and just live right there!" It is so pretty out there.

  10. Yay! Glad that you enjoyed the commonwealth! Go PA! :) We really do have some gorgeous spots. I'm going to have to look that place up soon. :)


  11. i miss camping! seems like a lot of fun. and my friend recently got that same book as well. is it any good? planning to borrow it from her once she's done reading. :)

  12. Looks so lovely and fun!


  13. lovely pictures! I really like the one of all you in the reflection. looks like such a good time!
    Oh, My

  14. I SO love these photo an hour posts. What a great little end of summer trip ladies!

  15. PA is a beautiful state! Looks like a lot of fun!
    I want Ivan's shirt - so awesome!

  16. Love both of your photo an hour posts - funny how you can have such different pictures on the same trip. =)

  17. Ahh these look so gorgeous! I've NEVER been camping, but these photos make it look like so much fun!
    xo Heather

  18. I really enjoy the colors of the sunrise. Such a pretty mix of purple and pink.

    And awesome that there was a bear expert in the group. Best to be prepared!!

  19. Ah, looks like you had an awesome time! There's nothing like good nature, good company, and good fire-cooked food... :)

  20. What great pics! Looks like it was tons of fun. :)

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  21. A photo an hour is such a lovely way of sharing a trip!

  22. Awesome. I love to camp and it looks like you had a great time. I live in PA and I never tire of it, especially when we go hiking or camping, there are so many stunning things to see!

  23. Your pizza looks yum. I would have gone for the icecream as well. No matter how cold it is icecream is always my favourite thing.

  24. Wow, that all looks like so much fun! I used to live in Pennsylvania and I miss the beautiful views every day. :)

  25. If you think that's pretty you should try camping in NH...The Kangamangus is a gorgeous spot to camp at. I bet it would be awesome in the fall :)

  26. Oh man, you were like, 15 mins. from my hometown (Smethport, Pa.)
    Did you guys stop and see the Kinzua Skywalk (what was built over the remains of the Kinzua Viaduct)? It's worth a look, especially in the fall.
    History lesson: The viaduct was the largest railroad bridge in the world when it was built, 301 ft. tall and 2,052 ft. long. It collapsed in a storm in 2003. Last fall, they built a "Skywalk" that stretches about halfway across the valley, where the bridge use to stand. It has a glass floor in part of it, so you can see strait down.

  27. Oh how I miss camping and exploring the mountains. How wonderful!!!! Lovely photos. :)

  28. I love your iphone case! (at least I think its one of those iphone cases that look like cameras?)


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