It’s been a pretty hectic couple of months for me, and I was way over due to take some time off and enjoy myself. Luckily, my boyfriend’s mom owns a little vacation place in Woodsmoke Ranch about an hour away- perfect. I think I’ve posted about going out there before, but I never get tired of going out there. There’s just something so relaxing about not having cell service! Work can’t bother me, no constant unnecessary notifications… more nature (and corn!) than people. I’m all about that.
We took a two day three night trip, one night we found this little guy! (Little if you count being about as big as my thumb little… which Kyle did not and refused to get anywhere near this guy!) I’ve loved bugs since I was little, so I scooped him up and put him in a tree instead of on the deck.
It’s only a short drive from Starved Rock state park, and we love to take our dog Rosie for the longest walk she knows. She loves it out there too, so much to sniff, and all the people have to stop and pet her! She’s a huge attention hog. Nothing like a good hike to remind me how out of shape I am too! Haha.
It hadn’t been very rainy lately which has it’s pros and cons- no waterfalls where they should be, but we also didn’t end up covered in mud up to our knees!
After hiking we cooked a giant meal, we always eat like kings out there! Kyle made himself brats and I had an awesome steak since I’m not a huge fan of brats, I made grilled green beans in a foil pack, also made one to make grilled onions to put on the brats and steak, we had pasta salad, corn, and potato salad! Everything was so tasty but if I ate like we do out there every day I’d really be 500lbs! Cooled off after hiking in the pool, (spent half the time out there in the pool, really) and I actually managed to get a little bit tan! Can I just quit my job and go live out there please?