Back to Autumn Lakes!


In early May we went back to one of our favorite places, Autumn lakes. We have camped there twice a year every year. We just love everything about it. This time we went with our friends Mike and Betty again, and their friends Jeff and Pam whom we have camped with many times before.

Just a few days before our trip, the weather was gorgeous. Unfortunately, that weekend it turned wet, rainy, COLD and WINDY! The temperature was in the 40s and 30s and the wind cut right through you. Saturday it basically rained all day and all three families gave up trying to sit around the fire and mostly huddled inside our campers. We did all join together for a run into town for pizza!

The weather dried up, the wind died down and the temperature returned to normal Sunday morning, of course, just in time to pack up and head home. Definitely not the greatest camping trip we have ever been on, but we were all still glad we went!

We did have one bit of excitement. During a very rare few minutes when no one was tending the fire, a wind gust blew my chair into the fire ring and it caught on fire! I was in our camper and the next thing I know I look out and my friend Mike is walking, carrying my flaming camp chair!


The scorched remains!


That sucked, I loved that chair! Oh well, lesson learned. On to the next trip!


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Julia and I both camped as kids and wanted our kids to have the same fun experiences. We have a son Nathaniel and a daughter Haley. We live in Marysville, Ohio.

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