Saturday, April 26, 2014

Snapshot Saturday 4/26

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads.

My younger son was on spring break this week, so we took a couple of days off to go camping - finally! We usually try to go for the first time in late March, but the weather hasn't cooperated this year. It was actually still not cooperating this week - some rain and one night it got down to 39 F! - but we still had a wonderful time. It is so incredible to leave behind all the electronics and responsibilities and just enjoy the sunshine and fresh air! Here are a few photos of the beautiful Elk Neck State Park in Maryland - we were camped right along the shore of the Elk River, just before it flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

Waiting for sunset our first evening.

Instead of a beautiful sunset, we got dark clouds and a storm!

My son (#22) and his friends building a raft on the beach.

Mini Beach Still Life

It was cold and cloudy our first full day, but the clouds were beautiful!

The sky cleared! Gorgeous blue sky above the water.

We finally got our sunset.

The view from our campsite - cozy by the fire with our books.

My son and his friends launched their raft (it was just a two-person raft!).

A Great Blue Heron who wasn't at all bothered by our presence.

Another beach along the Elk River - beautiful day!

Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend!


  1. Camping is not my thing, but I do love going to places like that- it looks wonderful.

  2. Beautiful photos! I'd love to visit Chesapeake Bay again. The last time I was there, we didn't even get close to the sandy beach, but on the pier, eating crabs. That was a short visit, 20 yrs ago!

  3. Lovely photos of a beautiful area. Your photo of reading by the fire looks so cozy! Growing up, my family camped--first in tents and later in pop-up tent campers. I miss that connection to the outdoors.

  4. There is nothing like the air outside when you're camping...perhaps it's the freshness, as well as the scent of campfires. Takes me back!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  5. Spring break is so late for you but luckily so. I am a warm weather camper. It still looks cold to me.
    Glad you had fun.
    Anne@My Head is Full of Books

  6. What fun!.. Too too cold here in Wyoming to camp just yet. We have a new-to-us 5th wheel camper that we hope to use a lot this summer & fall. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  7. Great pictures! I really like the dark clouds shot. Eerie! Here’s my SNAPSHOT.

  8. You're so brave to go camping at this time of year! Spring has such changeable weather ... I'm definitely a fair weather girl when it comes to pitching a tent and minding a camp fire!

  9. Oh, gosh, Susan - I gave up on tents 20 years ago!! lol We have a nice little pop-up camper with king-sized beds. Love it!