This is part 2 of our mini honeymoon adventure up in June Mountain. Here you can see the photos of our kick ass campsite. It's not in a campground, you have to go there and claim the spot which also means it's free! Cheapest honeymoon ever, right?
Anyway, we couldn't have gotten a better spot. Right on the lake, but also surrounded by trees for shade. I got there a little bit later because I had to work and Athan had already gotten our new tent completely set up and I was pretty shocked at how big it was. We nicknamed it the mansion.
We had camping gear on our registry so we were all set by the time this trip came around. We had the mansion and our sweet little kitchenette with red cups and plates to match. Actually, I can't take credit for any of this stuff because Athan picked it all out...he was so cute on the trip. Just so happy to be out in the mountains with all our new gear :)
The first night kinda sucked. Basically, it had been a pretty windy day to start off with, but after we went to bed there was a crazy windstorm. It was loud, obnoxious, it kept blowing the sides of our tent down. We did not have a good nights sleep and all I could think was, I cannot deal with two more days of this! Amazingly, in the morning there wasn't the slightest bit of wind and everything was still. So, needless to say, I was pretty happy about that.
The highlight of the trip for me (other than being with my hubby on our mini honeymoon) was I went paddle boarding for the first time. Our friend Mike who lives up there brought two paddle boards to the beach. I've seen people do it down here in Cardiff by the Sea a ton of times and have always wanted to try it, but it looked pretty difficult. Not the case on a lake. It was sooo easy. The first time I went out on it I was with Athan and we went all over the lake. Then, I kind of became obsessed with it and went out two more times on my own all the way around the lake. I can't describe how peaceful and satisfying it was. Not because it's a good workout, which it is, but it was great to just enjoy the moment.
The whole trip (aside from the windstorm) was really, really nice. Athan and I have been wanting to go camping for awhile and it was so nice to get away from everything. By the way, in case you're wondering, this trip wasn't our "real" honeymoon. We're going to Hawaii in November and I cannot wait.
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