Monday, July 28, 2008

the camping trip...that wasn't...

we just had the 'perfect storm' of a camping trip this weekend. everything that COULD go wrong, DID. and yet, we still ended up having a great time!

we planned to go camping at mt. diablo state park on friday night with the katzs and the harmans. ryan and david got off work a little later than we had all hoped for, but we sped off just as soon as they got home. we got to the site first, just before 8:00. the lady at the gate informed us that there would be no wood fires allowed (even though the website we checked earlier that day said we could!). ALL of our food was to be cooked on a wood fire! So, the others came just a few minutes after 8:00 and we stood there trying to decide who should go into town to buy a propane or coal stove so we could actually eat. well, apparently the campsite's gate closes at 8:20 and you can't get in or out! no one knew what to do until finally kristen suggested we just go home and camp out in their living room. thanks for great decision making, kristen!! (this is leah on a rock waiting patiently while all the adults tried to make a decision...)

so, tin foil dinners #1 = in and out burger. yum. we went back to the katzs and played games...balderdash...i don't want to talk about it. and then we went home.

in the morning, lindsey and i ran our 10 miler and then we were STARVING. so, we made our tin foil breakfast x10 at her house. waffles, french toast, biscuits, eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, fruit, juice...yum! and guilt-free for me! (picture to come...)

then, someone had the great idea of taking our real tin foil dinners and going down to santa cruz to cook them over a fire on the beach. yay! so, we headed down around 3:00. of course, all of the pits were taken AND no one thought to bring a propane/coal stove AGAIN, and they were patrolling the beach so we couldn't just dig our own pit. AND i was packed for camping, not the beach. so, leah and i were wearing pants, everyone forgot their sunscreen and we still had no dinner.
tin foil dinner #2 = little caesar's pizza and crazy bread. yum. we stripped leah down to her onesie to play in the water for awhile, then headed home around 8:00 after a poorly-planned-yet-still-fun-day-at-the-beach....i'm pretty sure she still has sand in her bum.
sunday, ryan and i decided to just cook our tin foil dinners in the oven. not nearly as good as the campfire, but it'll suffice. better luck next time, guys???

6 comments:

Jen said...

ahh....good times. These will be the times you will laugh about as the years roll on. :-) Those tin-foil dinners sound delicious.

whitney said...

so sad. next time it'll work out for sure. thanks for letting us crash your breakfast party. :)

ed and kelli said...

tin foil dinners do sound great.. when i finally get gas at my house perhaps we can have some!! also, what is fruice? and how FREAKING cute is your daughter.. please ship her to me so i can play with her.

jamie said...

i love it! i'm glad you guys were able to make the most of it and not just give up after the first couple of tries.

Uffens Family said...

Love the beach naked bum pic...looks like fun! I hate camping myself...the cabin is about as close as Mike, my girls, and I will ever get! :) Have a blast in China!! Cannot wait to see pics and hear all about it!!!

Alysha said...

You can always rely on little ceasars and in-n-out! i love the effort made for such a trip and it sounds like you had a great time with you new plans. :)