Sunday, September 5, 2010

It sure is handy to have a chef for a friend...

Last weekend Ginger & I took our annual "moms and boys only" camping trip to Memorial Park. It wasn't quite the weekend we had imaged but if we had to do it all over again we probably would! This was a quick getaway weekend so we picked up the kids after school let out on Friday and we headed out to the coast.

We agreed that we would take a ton of pictures on this trip since we sometimes get so caught up in what we're doing that we forget to bust out the camera. I heavily relied on my Hipstamatic photo app for iPhone since it's so much easier to use on a whim.

Driving down Hwy 1 towards Pescadero

We made it!

We made a quick stop into the local bakery that is known for their mouth-watering still-hot-from-the-oven artichoke bread. We always buy 2 loaves because between the 5 of us the first loaf doesn't even make it out of the parking lot before it's gone!

We set up camp

Within 2 hours of arriving we're enjoying our traditional spaghetti dinner. Mmmmmm!!!

The unfortunate thing about camping during summer weekends is that other campers tend to not understand camping etiquette. Meaning: Keep it down after 10pm! We are trying to sleep!

Thanks to a large group of campers who laughed it up and another group of campers playing with BB airsoft guns until 2am Ginger & I figured we got about 2 1/2 of sleep that night. 

Despite being bleary-eyed after 3 cups of coffee in the morning we headed out to the kids' favorite fallen tree via the ampitheater trail.

On the way back we had to stop at the camp store the kids like to call the 10,000 item store because there's a sign posted there that claims they sell that many items and the kids are just fascinated with it! 

The kids even enjoyed the park's craft day making coffee filter butterflies.

Ginger tries to sneak in a quick nap in the back of the truck. Nice try, Ging...but it's not gonna happen!

This is where the "adventure" begins. Ginger is about to start up the grill when she realizes my dear hubby didn't pack the propane gas attachment for the grill. Hence,  we have no grill to grill our tri-tip. :-(

But wait!

Do not fear!

Ginger can just barbeque the meat right on the campfire grill!  I mean, the girl used to cook for a living!

It was delicious! 

Thank goodness it wasn't up to me to tackle that because my meat would have been charred on the outside and raw on the inside!

Ginger & I had big plans to scrap our last night after putting the kids to bed but due to the fact that we were both exhausted we called it a night, put in our newly purchased ear plugs from the camp store and gave in to sleep.

Like I said, if we were able to choose to do it all over again. We would! 

Life is an adventure. Right?


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

AWESOME photos!!! Looks LIKE fun! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Didee said...

Sounds like it was a great camping trip!! I know what you mean about getting caught up in the moment and forgetting to take photos, happens all the time for me too. Thank heavens for our iphones!! xo