We have loved camping at Potato Patch.
It's a campground at the top of Mingus Mountain
between Jerome and Prescott in Arizona.
Elevation 7400. Perfectly woodsy. Great bathrooms.
Lots of nature. Only two and a half hours away.
What more could you want?
So, we went back two weekends ago. We even got
the same camp site for the third time in a row.
Norah was happy to lay in the backseat while we setup camp.
We made some good food -- he did anyway!
There was enough for all. Killian and Norah love when their
dad makes turkey bacon. :)
David got a good camp fire rolling.
Maybe a little too good!
Instead of hiking up the mountain behind us like we
normally do, we went for a nice walk in the field across
the street. D spotted a family of elk in it last time we
Wild flowers everywhere. So pretty!
Me with my babies.
Such a peaceful place to be. (And such a
We ran into several piles of rocks just like this one.
They were all kind of in a row. I couldn't figure out
what they were for. Any ideas?
We also spotted this man-made shelter.
My god, does this beat concrete, pavement,
billboards, and traffic or what?!
Then it was back to camp for a rest.
Didn't do nearly as much venturing off as normal this
go around. It was nice just to chill. Watch the fire.
Hang out. Read. An awesome afternoon.
Seriously, how cute is Norah? It kills me when she does
this. She rests her chin on you or whatever surface is near,
and she looks up with her big puppy eyes. Wins me over every
We bring a king size down mattress topper for them to
sleep on in the tent. This time, we got smart and made
a bed outside for them with it while we were sitting
by the fire. I think they approved. Spoiled babies!
Right before we packed up to go, my husband, with an
always keen eye for spotting itty bitty creatures in
nature, found this guy:
Earl, (I named him Earl), is a Greater Short-Horned Lizard.
Apparently he squirts stinky blood out of his eyes when
he feels threatened. Uh... Yuck! I would think his horns
and such would be enough of a detractor, but hey, I'm no
That's it for today.
More Halloween crafts coming soon. So, stay tuned!