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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Camping in Hope Valley-"God of Wonders"

I've been neglecting my blog because, well, frankly, I've been busy having fun.
Kevin and I are determined to cram as much fun into the summer as we did into the winter...and it seems to be working, in spite of some technical difficulties.
I just realized I haven't posted anything since Mother's Day! Oh, my!
I'll get up to date with other things later, but I wanted to tell you about this amazing trip we took last weekend in our little Aljo trailer to Hope Valley Resort.


It's about 40 minutes from Carson City, in Hope Valley CA on Highway 88.
It's hundreds of miles away from cares, worries and fears and filled with joy, beauty and serenity. Oh, there's a little road noise during the day ....but mostly it's just beautiful and peaceful.
I tried to post the photo above, which was our view from our campsite, but they really meant it when they said there is no phone or internet reception at all!
This view was just so breathtaking that I had to take a picture...it reminded me of the song, "God of Wonders". I just love that song because it reminds me of the beautiful world that He has asked us to steward and enjoy...well, this place is gorgeous! "Lord of all creation/of water, earth and sky/the heavens are your tabernacle/ glory to the Lord on high"


Even though it's a drought in the area, we could have a fire at night. Fire is so magical in a campsite- you sit, and watch the flames, warmed by the fire and dream about all kinds of things. Kevin and I talk about our dreams around the fire when we go camping- then next place to go camping, the future, things we'd like to do and places we'd like to see...."when I stumble in the darkness/I will call your name by night"


We could hear the Carson River rushing over rocks from our site at night. We visited it several times, in different spots- hiking with Bridget, finding a secret swimming hold, and seeking out the best place to fish...
"Lord of Heaven and Earth"



And of course, cooking in camp is my specialty! I try really hard to make amazing dinners on our little campstove and BBQ...
Butternut squash ravioli with BBQ sweet italian sausage and a homemade tomato/pesto sauce ....

 Camp-made BBQ sauce with chicken...
 broccoli, carrot and cabbage slaw with vinaigrette...
potato, onion, squash and pepper hobo packs...
 cabernet sauteed mushroom burgers...
with local corn on the cob with coal roasted potatoes...


all served with gorgeous views! "Precious Lord reveal your heart to me/Lord of Heaven and Earth"

Although a bear came through the camp at night (our cooler was locked away in the truck EVERY night) we didn't hear a thing- we slept so soundly in such a beautiful area.