Family,  Travel

Camping, Hot Dogs & Hikes

Kendall and I just got back yesterday from our four day camping trip! This was our first time going camping together since we have been married. While we were dating, we went on a few camping trips with his parents,  but we’ve made it a goal to go camping at least once together after we got married. I hope we end up going at least once every summer though because camping both brings back and creates so many great memories!

I grew up going camping with my family and loved every minute of it.  Some of my favorite memories came from camping with my family.  I remember sleeping all bundled up in sleeping bags, catching frogs at the lake, roasting marshmallows/hot dogs, taking pictures and hiking.  Kendall also grew up going camping, so when we met each other we knew we could definitely agree on one thing… camping is awesome! πŸ˜‰

Below are some pictures from our camping trip, get ready for a picture overload! πŸ™‚

Kendall Cooking up some elk steak and zucchini.  Not our typical camping food but it was delicious!

I think Channa enjoyed camping! She saw so many squirrels! 

My favorite camping snack. I’m ashamed to admit that this bag was gone in less than an hour. Kendall and I both enjoy jerky so it’s a challenge for us not to eat it all in one setting.

Roasting some hot dogs before we went on a hike!

Me and my little hiking buddy.  I remember when I was looking to get a dog, I was hoping to find one that enjoyed walking/hiking and I definitely found the perfect dog for both. She loves being outdoors and going on adventures! πŸ™‚

Kendall and I went on a hike the second day and the wild flowers were gorgeous! I wanted to build a house right then and there so I could have this as my view every morning. πŸ˜‰

I always take a book on vacation with me so I can catch up on some reading. If you haven’t read any of Lara Casey’s books, you must! This one is probably my favorite one. πŸ˜‰

We hiked up to Lake Norton and Kendall fished for awhile. This man really enjoys fishing. πŸ™‚ I do too but I got distracted with taking photos and playing fetch with Channa.

Kendall caught a fish! I think he ended up throwing this one back because it was too small.

About to play some fetch with Channa! πŸ™‚

This picture makes me laugh. Channa was trying to play fetch with a stick that was half her size! 

We ended up finding a much smaller stick. Maybe even too small πŸ˜‰ 

 The whole time we were hiking I was picking wildflowers. I couldn’t get over how beautiful they were πŸ˜‰

One last picture of Lake Norton! πŸ™‚ I sat and read my book here and enjoyed this same view.

After a day of hiking, we ended up making  S’mores! Sitting around the fire is honestly  one of my favorite things about camping. It’s even better if you add a guitar into the mix but Kendall and I didn’t bring a guitar this time.

On our way  back from home from camping, we decided to stop at Malad Gorge to do some more fishing!

I pulled out my camera and Channa ran over to me and started posing. She is such a silly dog πŸ˜‰

Kendall caught 5 fish and I think I ended up eating most of them. Fish is so good and it’s even better when it’s fresh!

Channa was so interested in the fish she kept wanting to get close and then as soon as the fish would jump she would jump back in surprise.  It was pretty cute. πŸ™‚

That is all! We had an awesome time and can’t wait to go camping again next summer.  Comment below with some of your favorite places to go camping; Kendall and I are always looking for new places to go!