The first night in the tent was a stormy one, but fortunately dry! lol. I actually slept great to the sound of the rain & storm against the tent.
I woke up early to a beautiful day, and made a hot cup of coffee.
I was one of the few early risers in the group, so I learned how to use a “camp kitchen” pretty quick.
It’s hard enough to stumble around, get dressed in a tent, brush your teeth from the well pump then fill up the coffee pot, and hike to the primitive bathroom – all before you’ve even had a cup of coffee. 😉
As soon as others at our campsite woke, breakfast was on. They came full prepared with camp stoves and grills, and put on a great hot breakfast…
After a plate of fried smoked sausage, bacon & scrambled eggs we headed out to hike the Coleman Trail. The trail ran alongside the river, giving us plenty of chances to cool off as the day got hotter.
By the time I got back from the trail it was almost noon, so I decided to get a quick bath in the Tallulah River (eek! freezing cold – lol) before lunch.
Tip: when bathing in fast moving water, make sure you have a tight grip on those slippery shampoo bottles! I lost my first one downriver. 😛
For lunch I had two smoked sausage dogs roasted over the campfire. Since I’m still experimenting with all my low carb options, I decided to make them both different.
I had one topped with mayo, mustard & dill relish – just cut up and dressed over the top, without the bun. And the other topped with sour cream and shredded cheese – which turned out to be my favorite:
After lunch I had a nice two hour nap in the tent.
What a great way to spend a Monday!!
I woke up and enjoyed a coffee, and another light snack of strawberries with peanut butter & jelly. (This is quickly becoming a favorite!)
Dinner on our second night was tender pork steaks, salad & corn on cob. I wouldn’t normally eat corn at all, but it was beautiful and delicious. It’s higher in net carbs than other vegetables I like, at around 20-30 grams of carbs per ear of corn. But yes, I did eat one. 🙂
My way of eating is to limit my intake to 20 net carbs per day. Considering that I ate “clean” for the most part the rest of the day, an ear of corn is not that bad. Definitely better than something like pasta or sweet rolls. My mantra is “no guilt, good choices”.
To wrap up a great first full day at the campsite, I enjoyed a Rum & Diet Coke beside the fire with friends. Well, maybe a couple of those actually… 😉