Hellloooo and happy Monday!

This weekend J and I went camping with some of his family at Takhlakh Lake, Washington (Pronounced Tack-lack, in case those crazy h’s threw you off). I was a little worried when it was pouring down rain all day Friday while I was running errands, but it ended up being perfect weather for us while we were at the Lake. We drove about 4 hours out into the woods with no cell phone service, insanely bumpy, unpaved roads (thank God J was driving, I don’t think we would have made it otherwise!), and of course, beautiful Pacific Northwest views. Takhlakh Lake is 7 miles from Mount Adams, so on a clear day, you get a perfect view of the snow-peaked mountain reflecting over the lake. We waited all day for the clouds to clear up and finally, a few hours before sunset, almost all the clouds shifted and Mount Adams could be seen perfectly.

We had a really great time aside from the fact that we were getting absolutely destroyed by mosquitoes! Those nasty little bugs were alllll over us. Everything I took with me now smells like citrus spice from covering myself head to toe in bug spray. They still got me, somehow. At one point, coming back from a walk, I found J wrapped in a crazy human cocoon and only his eyes were peeking out. Even his hands were wrapped up in latex gloves to keep the bugs out. (Why did I forget to take a picture of that???)

My bites are so so bad. So swollen. So if I don’t post again, I must have caught the Zika virus. That didn’t happen, right??

ANYWAY, let’s move on before the hypochondria kicks in and I start actually thinking I have the Zika. This camping trip was just what I needed – a digital detox, quality time with my boo, good food, good company, good wine 😉 We’re ready to go camping again next weekend!

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

lake2Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Takhlakh Lake Camping Trip | Odessa Darling

Do you have a favorite camping spot? What are your favorite summer activites?

2 thoughts on “Takhlakh Lake

  1. This looks soooo pretty! We were so bummed we couldn’t go to Washington when we were in the Pacific Northwest. I’m definitely putting Lake Takhlakh on the list. And we must have miss the crazy mosquitoes in the area. There were (thankfully) no bugs in Oregon!

    Can’t wait to see more camping adventures!!

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