What felt like the longest NY winter finally broke. And with all of us overwhelmed with work nature was calling. We packed the car, hit the store to acquire loads of food for cooking, and headed north. Outside of Rhinebeck is the Mills Norrie campground, an absolute delight. We arrived late but the park staff were friendly and welcoming. Our site, though small, still made us feel deep in the woods. We set up camp in the car's headlights, scrambling to get set before an impending storm rolled through. By 10 with the weather clearing we popped off the fire and cooked an amazing salmon dinner.
In the morning the group created a buffet of breakfast taco components. We warmed taco shells over the fire and created one of the best camp breakfasts in memory. Our trusty BioLight stove created a wealth of coffee that propelled us into the afternoon. We took a little drive into town to secure margarita supplies and then settled in for a lazy afternoon of food, fire, and foraging. This was our first trip foraging for herbs to incorporate in our meals, and it was amazing.
We stayed up late into the night and the next morning lazily cooked breakfast and packed up camp. A stop in Beacon on the way home rounded a perfect weekend.