Camping with friends

12 July 2013

To wrap up our week of adventures, I thought I’d post some pictures from the spring camping trip we took with some of our bestest friends. Said friends happen to all be professional photographers, so John and I figured it was safe to leave our camera at home :)

We camped at Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury (about two hours from the Triangle), and I can’t recommend it highly enough for a “soft” trip – i.e. if you’re not into the idea of carrying everything you need for the night into the woods. Hanging Rock was wild enough that we felt like we were off the beaten path and beautiful enough to encourage us to hike up steep hills, but civilized enough so that we ate well, could concentrate on enjoying each other’s company, and didn’t have to pee in the woods :)

A few photos, courtesy of Nancy Ray! (And P.S., you can read her blog post here!)


Yep, we brought peonies. That’s how this group rolls.



moore's wall hanging rock state park

fire tower hanging rock state park

hanging rock fire tower

Fun with friends! Nothing better. If you’re interested in Hanging Rock, John’s also written about it on his blog here!

P.S. By far the most exciting part of our trip was Sam and Graham telling us they are expecting!! December is going to be an exciting month!

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July 12, 2013 9:02 am

I love the Ledyard sweatshirt! Congrats to your friends!

July 12, 2013 10:38 am

Such cute photos! My favorite is the group shot with Winston & Bolo!

July 12, 2013 10:39 am

Oh my lord that great dane! My favorite!

This looks like so much fun, I love that ya’ll brought peonies :)

July 12, 2013 11:06 am

It looks perfect! I have never been camping before and I so want to do that!

July 12, 2013 11:06 am

@Meredith Me, too! I think we had thrown a snack to try to get them to look at the camera, which might be why they’re both looking at the ground :)

July 14, 2013 10:19 pm

Looks like SUCH a fun trip!

July 14, 2013 11:40 pm

Emily! Thanks so much for posting :) We had such a great time and hope to go back soon! It was so special to tell you all about little T after our hike. xoxo!