This past weekend a group of my friends from our small group at church decided we should go camping. So, Saturday morning we loaded up the Tahoe, grabbed some donuts and kolaches, and headed down to Fredericksburg, TX to stay at the gorgeous Enchanted Rock.
When we got to our destination, we had a few issues getting the Yamika on top to open and eventually had to cut holes in it so we could get our packs out .. it was definitely a strange way to start our trip! We had about a 1.5 mile hike to our camping site and once we got there, we set up camp and had just enough daylight left to enjoy a short hike.
The next morning we were all awaken by the thunderstorm brewing outside, one of our couple friends’ tent flooded, so they came in with us (because we, unknowingly, borrowed a tent that sleeps six people!!! oops!) When we were finally able to eat breakfast and drink our coffee, we headed out to the beautiful Enchanted Rock. It was a really easy, but really fun hike that we thoroughly enjoyed. The skies were overcast, so the temperature was absolutely perfect! We made it to the top, took lots of pictures, explored caves, people watched, and just enjoyed being in God’s beautiful creation.
We decided to hike back to camp and take a rest. We chatted, napped, and then the rain started to come. We could see the clouds billowing in the sky and they didn’t look great. But, what were we to do? We cooked our dinner and all brought it in the the Taj Mahal (which is how mine and David’s tent was now being referred…). Dinner was eaten and games were being played, all the while a massive storm was going on outside our tent that seemed to go on forreeeevvveeerrr. It was actually kind of scary. We survived, though and have lots of funny memories!
The next morning, we packed up and were headed down to the car when yet another thunderstorm hit. This was even scarier and MUCH wetter. We survived this one, too. Got in the car sopping wet and headed back to Fort Worth. Oh the memories!
This was my first ACTUAL tent camping trip where we stayed the entire night (two!), didn’t shower, used the “facilities” of mother nature, etc. And despite the crazy weather.. I would TOTALLY do it again. I love being adventurous outdoors.. I honestly felt right at home in the wilderness.
I hope you all had a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend, too!