Friday, July 25, 2008

Our Camping Trip


We took off Tuesday morning on a camping trip for our anniversary. We went to eleven mile reservoir which is about an hour from Colorado Springs. At first I was a little disappointed because every time I think of Eleven Mile I think of this big desolate lake out in the middle of nowhere, but I completely forgot that on the east side of the lake are some great back country camp sites that are really nice and only accessible by boat or a long hike. Our site was perfect the canoe pulled right up to where we pitched our tent and we even had our own little private cove to swim in that was surrounded by huge rocks. It has been awhile since I have done any camping and I forgot how much I love it. We were able to do some swimming and fishing. Although I have to say I am not much of a fisherman I spend more time trying to get my line untangled than actually fishing, but it was still a lot of fun. And the food was so good Foote put together some tin foil pork chops for the first night and I have to admit I was a little skeptical but they were so so good and he even made peach cobbler for dessert in the dutch oven, you can't beat that. On Wednesday we took the canoe over tho the marina store and just about got caught in a big storm on the way back, we were riding over 3 foot swells in our foot and a half deep canoe, and occasionally we had couple white caps carry us for a while, like surfing in a canoe. The trip was so perfect and everything went great other than, as we were packing up all our gear in the canoe to come home, I accidentally dropped my digital camera into the lake and it is now having major problems hopefully it will get over them and still work. Luckily the memory card seems to have no problems in water so we have a few pictures to post of our trip.

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