Sunday, October 25, 2009

Camping: The Summary

Overall: Camping went very well. I know everyone was waiting to see if I'd self implode, but I made it. I may be a city mouse, but I have observed and learned enough in this life to make sure I wasn't going to die this weekend. I packed enough clothes and blankets to make sure that we wouldn't freeze. Our new air mattress kept us off the ground and smushed together like two peas in a pod. And we had lots of yummy food and snacks to keep our bellies full.

Friday afternoon and evening I did the last minute shopping and packing of the car while Ange worked. We texted back and forth and pretty much got everything we needed together. Only forgot a few things but mostly because we hadn't been camping with the gang before. Ange got off work at 7, zipped home and showered and then we were on the road. We got to the camp a little after 9:30pm. Leslie & Betsy had put up our tent and the boys had the fire blazing. We sat down to chat and munch on some snacks while we waited for our new air mattress to fill up. Sadly I had bought Dollar Store batteries that turned out to be less than impressive in our pump and we blew through about 12 batteries and still didn't have the firmest mattress ever. We all hit the hay around 11:30 pm or so. Ange and I messed around with our air mattress some more and finally fell asleep around 12:30 am.

We woke up to a drizzly morning on Saturday. Mike and Clint made a big feast for us while we all tried to stay somewhat dry and warm. Ange didn't feel well but was trying to hang in there. We all decided to go for a walk and we got about half a mile away when Ange said she needed to stop. Some barfing, resting and a shower later she felt good as new! We took it easy and drove to Pioneer Village to explore and buy some corn meal for something yummy at home. We headed to the camp store to pick up some more wood and ran into Leslie & Betsy also buying wood. We headed back to camp where my lovie made me some lunch and we started drinking and chatting and sitting around the fire. The boys of course got drunk and acted like weirdos and then we ate dinner and fell into bed around 10pm.

I was awakened by coyotes and dogs fighting at some point in the night, woke up at 6:30 am to pee, and then again at 8 am for the day. We made some yummy breakfast and then broke down the camp. Ange drove while I snoozed for a bit and then we finally made it home. It only took us about an hour or so to unpack, tidy the house, and get laundry going.

All in all it was a fun trip. We hope that next year we can get to camp sooner than when it is freezing and maybe extend it a few days and we'll have a better time. But a good first time out!

1 comment:

Leslie Reed said...

i love how you referred to us as "the gang" it sounds so saved by the bell!

i hope you (really) had good time and want to come with us again!!!