Campstagrams

Over the weekend, John and I decided to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather we’ve had in Florida and go for a camping trip. We went with a few friends who were generous enough to loan us a tent and air mattress and we couldn’t have had a better time. The trip was complete with plenty of good company, classic campfire meals and great weather. John and I may have thought every crack in the forest was a bear coming to sabotage our camp, but lucky for us we made it out alive. πŸ™‚ For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen most of these photos but I wanted to share them here anyway.

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How did you spend your time this weekend?
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44 thoughts on “Campstagrams

  1. Rachel

    So jealous that the weather is warm enough there to go camping! I’ve gone a few times during the summer and it can be a lot of fun if you go with a good group of friends. I spent my weekend celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday with about 20 of his friends. It was definitely a weekend to remember (from what I do remember!) haha

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I know – being in FL I kind of forget that it’s winter. Being down here has made me totally forget about the seasons because it’s a perpetual spring/summer. That camping trip for your boyfriends birthday sounds like a blast! There were only 5 people on our trip but I totally agree, if you go with a great group of friends it makes the experience even better. πŸ™‚

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  2. Lauren

    Gorgeous photos! We wanted to go camping this fall, but here in VA, if you don’t go by October, it’s entirely too cold in the mountains! Looks like you and the pup had a blast!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I can imagine!! Hope you get a chance to go next year before it gets too cold πŸ™‚ We had a great time. Bally totally loved being outside for 2 days straight – you should have seen all the dirt that came off of her when I gave her a bath the next day!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Hey, camping definitely isn’t for everyone! I was a little freaked out the first time I went but ended up loving it. Our camping trip still came complete with running water, actual bathrooms and electricity on the campsite so that was a nice bonus.

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  3. champydreamsboxedwinebudget

    I loved following this camping trip on instagram! The pictures you took are absolutely gorgeous. And Bally looks totally at home in the wilderness! I haven’t been camping since my girl scout days, when we stayed in cabins! I think I’m overdue for a real camping trip.

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I wish I would have taken more! The weather is still nice enough and we’re hoping to go again soon. Bally is seriously a wilderness puppy, she was SO happy the whole time we were camping. You should definitely go for your own camping trip!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thank you so much Kristina! I thought the spider webs were really neat too, there were SO many of them. I wish I had brought a macro lens for my camera with me on the walk so I could have taken some better quality shots.

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  4. how bout some cake

    I’m jealous! I love a good weekend in the woods by my other half is a more of a city boy and all my Cali girlfriends are prima donnas…. so it’s not looking like it’s going to happen for me anytime soon. On the other hand, we spent our weekend traveling to Prague, so I can’t really complain πŸ™‚

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  5. Pearls & Lace

    I had to do a double take when I read the title of this post since it’s absolutely frigid here and the thought of going camping has long passed! I’m beyond jealous that you sit in a t-shirt outside lol. It looks like you, John and Bally had a fantastic time though, loved seeing your pics on instagram!

    xo jen

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Haha I know – I got that reaction on instagram when I posted some of these. People were like, how are you CAMPING? But it’s still nice and toasty here in FL. We had an amazing time and Bally loves the outdoors. Hopefully we get to go again soon!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      She looks big in that photo but she’s still pretty small…she is up to about 45 lbs now. She was really good the entire time but on the last day she saw a squirrel and totally took off, broke her leash right off of the tie out she was hooked to. She ran around for about a minute and then came back, much to my relief! But I did have a few seconds of panic hahha

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  6. mitch

    row 7 pics really looked you had great time, i miss camping haven’t done this for a long time. last was when i joined girl scout which is almost 19 years ago.

    My weekend was crazy, hit the club friday night for office dec Party and an early Sat morning (7:30 AM) wedding. πŸ™‚

    Mitch
    http://feastfulife.wordpress.com

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  7. Maria

    It looks like you had SO much fun!! I’ve always wanted to go camping like that. It seems like it would be a total blast – especially if you bring along a group of friends.

    xx
    M

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      A good group of friends makes camping all the better. It’s so fun to just relax by the fire, go for a few hikes and hang out with good company. It was a great way to relax after a few hectic weeks. πŸ™‚

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  8. albucco10

    This looks like just about the best weekend ever, Steph! I’ve been camping a few times, but it always turned into a disaster (I’m talking snakes in tents, etc). A bunch of college friends and I just booked a week beach camping trip for this summer, so I’m determined to make this go-around better!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Oh my gosh, YIKES! They actually had signs in our campsite about Florida black bears so every time I heard a crack in the woods my heart rate went up a little. There are all kinds of freaky critters in FL but luckily we didn’t encounter any! A beach camping trip sounds like a blast, I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time.

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  9. Maria

    This looks like so much fun! I definitely want to go camping in my life time and I know I’d be the girl screaming BEAR or SNAKE every 5 seconds πŸ™‚

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