Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 4th Holiday at Girl Camp

Of all the holidays, I love July 4 the most. Why? Because it's summer, and a holiday of being outside!

This year, July 4 occurred on a Thursday, and that was just perfect for a long visit at Girl Camp in Elk River, Idaho.

The tiny town does a big fireworks show on the Saturday closest to the Fourth and swells with hundreds of extra people seeking old-fashoned summer fun. We usually have lots of friends, relatives, and/or fellow Girl Campers visiting for the occasion, but this year nobody was free to come. So it was 'just us kids,' meaning Hubby Ed, yours truly, and our fellow Girl Camp owner, Miss Shelley.

Different, but still great. No worries, no agenda, just pure R&R.

That's Shelley at the grill bar, rustling us up some breakfast. Her '53 Aljoa is parked up above.

She calls her trailer Cherry Lane. Although in this shot, it looks like it should be called Wild Daisy!

I stayed in Iron Pony, while Ed commanded the cabin that's across the street (with cable sports TV).

For this privilege, he got to cut the grass in the cabin's yard.

It made a lovely green carpet for some new outdoor furnishings.

The patio area by the Girl Cave got some new chairs, too. I just love that cool shade of green!

We cooked, we napped, we fished, we cooled off in Elk Creek, we visited with neighbors, and for the most part, kept our electronic devices turned off for the sake of the moment.

Which is say, I could have taken a gazillion more photos and manned the digital channels as usual, but I didn't.

Cuz after it--it was a holiday!


  1. Perfect..... hope to see girl camp some day.... in person!!

  2. Hope you can make it, too. Where are you now in your travels?

  3. One of these years I will make Girl Camp!!!! But I'm off to the beach with Sister's this week end, Wagon HO!!!!

  4. Oh, this sounds like fun! I just adore these little vintage campers. We've recently bought a little RV and it's wonderful but my heart would still love one of these little ones. Sounds like a great time.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Looks like such a happy place.

  6. Next summer I'm visiting GirlCamp. If I can't get a trailer by then, I may come anyway. Looks wonderful and fun. See you all soon.

  7. Nice looking camp you have there! I especially like the girlcamp shooting gallery. Backpacking and hiking

  8. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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