Monday night we drove up to Oak Grove (above Silver Reef, on Pine Valley Mountain) to camp out. Oak Grove is special to us, because Adam and I camped there the week after we got married. It's so beautiful there, and I can't drive up there without thinking how beautiful it was that first time we went in October with all the fall colors. We haven't been back for years because it's only open for part of the year, and there are often fire restrictions. This time we were free to burn, but the running water wasn't working so we packed in our own. It wasn't much of an inconvenience anyway because we were there just overnight.
When we arrived, we set up camp and played around for a while:
Then we roasted marshmallows and hung out around the campfire:
Then we did a craft:
The kids slept surprisingly well (although the adults less so because the air mattress went flat twice):
In the morning we had a yummy breakfast and a little nature walk (although nature really started *ahem* bugging us, so it was short), and packed up camp to head home. It was a fun, quick trip, with really beautiful weather in a really beautiful place.