Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A vacation of sorts

It has become a tradition for hubby and I to take 1 1/2 weeks 'vacation' around Thanksgiving..... not for Thanksgiving, but for our annual hunting trip!  This will be our 4th year doing this.  The first year we stayed in a cheapo motel that had a kichen in it (that was pretty nice, but even if it was only $65/night, that adds up!).  Then, we acquired a wall tent (and it only cost us a bottle of whiskey, what a deal!).  The tent was huge and hard for us to put up on our own, so we made it smaller and bought smaller steel for the supports.  Now we can put it up on our own.  It's still not easy, but it sure is a lot cheaper to do it this way.
Here is a pic of our tent after it's alterations on our first hunting trip with it:

Last year, we bought a beat up tiny little enclosed trailer, repaired it, and it's now exclusively the wall tent trailer.  I am very happy that we did that because those wall tent parts are too heavy to move around and they take up precious storage out of the trailer!  This is a pic from last year.  It was a dry year, so we left the tarp off the roof at first.  I think it's supposed to snow this year, so the tarp will definitely be ON!

We haven't harvested a deer the last 3 years, but our confidence level is high this year.  We both have new bows and we have practiced more this year than the 3 years combined.  I am crossing my fingers/toes that we are able to harvest some meat for the freezer this year!!!

I am so glad that our youngest son is still at home to house-sit and puppy-sit.  Lucy would probably do really well in a kennel, but it's nice not to have to worry about doing that to her!


1 comment:

  1. Yes, Thanksgiving is bowhunting time in Oregon. I've spent several with my husband in the Yoncalla area. It looks like you are camping by yourself, but we usually had a small enclave of tents and people. Fun times....when I was younger. Now I only like to camp in nice weather!