Gone Camping

We took our dad to camping on Father’s Day weekend and he decided to stay for another week.  I don’t blame him for wanting to stay longer because I didn’t want to come back either, life is more laid back and relaxing at the campground.

We have a nice spot this time.  It is nested in the wood and the campground was not too crowded like on Memorial Day weekend.

The American rhododendrons are still in bloom, they lasted longer might be because it’s a lot cooler up the mountain.

Tent camping is also popular at Green Mountain Park.

We made our visit to the Country Store daily during our stay. I noticed a zip lock back filled with water thumb tag above the entrance.  I wonder if that’s for a lucky customer, I wouldn’t feel so lucky if it were to drop down on me.

Lee and my niece love their cheeseburger, Lee said it tasted so good like a country cheeseburger.

We had a cookout for my dad on Saturday and my sisters came to visit on Saturday and Sunday.

Camping life style can be dangerous if you are not active.  People here would drive golf cart cruising instead of walking.

We don’t have a golf cart and walked everywhere. We found a new trail and have heard about the one that goes up to the top of the mountain.  We hope to hike that one soon.

This Squirrel ran up the tree to hide from me, I’ll get a better shot the next time.

I don’t think the bird made a nest on the picnic table but it must have fell down from the tree.  When I took this picture the mother wasn’t around, I’m afraid she is long gone and has abandoned her nest.

Chilling out by the pond.

All photos were taken with Canon T2i and EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens.


  1. I don’t blame your dad for extending his stays out in the woods. Although, I probably can’t stay at one campground more than a week. Maybe, moving from one campground to another will do.

    How’s the weather out there now? I can’t wait to be in that hot and humid weather of NC :-).

    • seeharhed, this campground is big and the view is totally different from one section to the next. I like for us to camp by the pond if they have a spot opening, it’s first come first serve type of deal. We’ll camp some in Va next month and can’t wait to see new area. I think timing is the issue for us, we don’t have the same time off from work. I guess camping at a campground is better than backyard camping.

      The mountain is nice and cool, and the foothill is hot but not too humid. Perhaps it will be by next month. 🙂

  2. Hi Nye,

    I stumbled onto your blog while browsing photography blogs – awesome photos! I especially like the ones with the frog in the pond. Was it hard to get those shots without scaring the frogs away?

    • Thanks Canon Fan for your visit and comment. It wasn’t that hard to get the shot at all, and I manual focused to get the clear shot in the eyes area. The frogs didn’t even take notice of me.

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