Here are some of my favorite photos from our trip to Lost Lake a week ago! If you’re looking for the ultimate camping spot to disconnect from the world for a few days, this is it! I will admit that I had Instagram and indoor plumbing withdrawals after the first day, but I quickly got over it and embraced the peace and quiet and rustic appeal of this Pacific Northwest gem.
We grilled over a fire every night and of course had to end with s’mores!
We rented a rowboat for a day (I think it’s every woman’s fantasy after seeing The Notebook to have her significant other row her around a romantic lake!) and explored the perimeters of the lake. The wildlife was amazing! We were constantly surrounded by little squinies (it’s a Des Moines thing), spotted 2 bald eagles, tons of trout and bass, and I became an expert salamander catcher! I decided I was going to make it a goal to catch a crawdad which ended in high pitched howls when he decided to get me back for disturbing him! No photos of that though.. I was too busy screaming, “Get him off! Get him off! Get him off!”
Indulging in good beer and books are always essential on a vacation! ; )
Our trip was brief but beneficial to us both. It was great to reconnect with nature and with each other without the outside world distractions and stresses. Until our next adventure.. : )