Friday, December 9, 2011

Urban Camping

I almost felt guilty, as I told Wines what I was up to.

"Well Willie, I'm just finishing setting up camp, looking out over the lake and fixing to have a cold brew" I said.

He asked if it was 80 degrees and whether we were wearing short sleeves. It was and we were. The day couldn't have been more perfect. I felt kinda bad, as I know it only got up into the upper 40s today in the 'noke and it looks like the mid '20s for tonight.  Somehow, I don't think there was a lot of water skiing going on today in central Virginia.

The evening only got better.

I'm guessing Willie only got colder!

All of these photos were taken off the back end of our camping trailer, which is now parked at Frank Bonelli Regional Park. The park is located  only 45 minutes or so from our house, making it an easy week end get away. We are here with two other couples and are enjoying the perfect weather.

We usually head to the desert this time of year, but as our friends wanted to stay close to home this spot was chosen instead. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised as the campground is nice and the views excellent. Although we won't be doing any jeeping, shooting or exploring, there will be plenty of relaxing, socializing and drinking. Not a bad weekend at all. I hope yours is as fun as mine is shaping up to be.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Sounds like you found a new spot for a quick get away when needed. Awesome views. You may not have done your usual guy stuff but that sounds like a perfect weekend to get away from the madness at home. Did you bring the little monsters?

  2. Lisa - I assume you mean the wiener monsters - yeah they were with us. One of the other couples that we were there with are dog people, they had a total of six, my other friend had his bed-bug detector lab. We had our three, bringing a total of 10 dogs over three spots.


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  3. Good grief. 10 doggies. Bet they were in heaven with all the buddies to play with. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing. My old dog would get in more trouble with his buddies than the kids when we went on trips. Mainly skunks and jumping chollas.

  4. Lisa - !0 was a bit much, only because it takes up time to walk them, pick up after them etc. We kind of kept them apart, wiener dogs like to have an exclusive pack. The exception was the bed-bug detector lab, he got along with all of them.

    Our old dog has run afoul of chollas twice. The first time was in the dark, we didn't notice until we got back to camp. There is nothing as fun as digging out spines from the lips and tongue of a snarling wiener dog!

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