3 Days of Summer

Dan and I went camping last weekend with Annika, Rob, and Laura.  We drove our *new* car over to Swanage across the ferry Friday evening to Norden Farm Campsite.  Rob and Laura were already there by the time we got there with the campsite set up.  They had a huge tent that was big enough for everyone and all the cool camping gear that Dan and I don’t have.  Friday night we just put some sausages on the grill and had a few beers.  Laura made us grilled bananas with chocolate Flake bars stuffed inside for dessert.  Dan and I had a comfy air mattress to sleep on, but wow, did it get cold at night!

The next day, we headed to Knoll Beach which is part of the Studland Beach and Nature Reserve.  It’s a beautiful beach, much better than our beach in Bournemouth.  Annika met up with us at the beach and we all enjoyed the sunshine for a few hours.  Dan and I a little too much as our cheapo sunscreen didn’t protect us from getting weird patchy sunburn.

That evening we drove to a little pub in near Corfe for dinner.  There was a beautiful view of the castle from the beer garden.

Unfortunately because of the gorgeous weather, the pub had more patrons than expected so they stopped serving food.  We had a few drinks and went off in search of dinner at another pub.

The girls!

We finally found a pub called the Halfway Inn near our campsite and had some dinner.  They had a sheep in a pen out back that was a big highlight for me because he came over to get his ears scratched (until he decided Laura’s cardigan looked tasty and tried to eat it).

The next day we had to pack up camp, before leaving we wandered down to see the animals ( the campsite is a working farm, you can tell when the roosters start crowing at 4 am).  Highlights included the tiniest baby goats and a shed full of guinea pigs and bunnies, also this nasty old turkey that was chasing hens around:

Overall, it was a really good weekend and hopefully we’ll have a few more camping trips in our future for this summer!

***Credit for all photos in this post go to Rob and his awesome camera***

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About Mandy

29 year old, somewhat snarky, happily married, and always on the look out for a good recipe or latest beauty bargain.
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3 Responses to 3 Days of Summer

  1. Colleen says:

    Perfect weekend for camping – weather couldn’t have been better for you. So good to see how you have fitted in with Dan’s friends Mandy – just another sign of how so right you are for each other. xx Look forward to seeing you both at the end of the month. xx Colleen

  2. Shirley Grannes says:

    Hi Mandy – Watch that sun! We don’t want you looking like a LOBSTER for your wedding. TEEHEE.
    We had a great 4th week. Nice and warm at the lake and plenty of sun. Swimming was good.
    Keegan got a lttle too much sun! We picked 5 buckets of strawberries – the pies were yummy.
    Love,
    Grandma

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