Oh well, it was a lovely experience sitting in the trees in the quiet. Here is a picture of my feet at sixteen feet from the ground.
Me trying to take a self-photo while hanging on for dear life. I did become more comfortable as time went on. It was very scary at first! Do you like my Primos pink camo and lace cap with the pink LED caplight? That's my pink Mission Craze bow hanging behind me. If you look closely you can see a deer trail winding through the woods behind me.
I was trying to show the color of the trees in the woods. They were changing color and it was just beautiful. I can only imagine what that forest looks like when it snows, with snow covered branches and snow covering the ground.
We left my tree stand in the tree for next year. Yes, we were invited back! Maybe we will have better luck. Either way, we will enjoy visiting my sister, brother-in-law, and their four doggies!
Oh, I almost forgot! How did this relate to thriftiness? Well, we didn't have to pay for lodging, and they fed us most of our meals. (I won't mention the $150 non-resident hunting license I had to buy. My husband had to buy one, too. That set us back a little. . .) It was SO worth it!