For those who follow me semi-closely on twitter, you already know I went camping Friday-Sunday. For those of you who REALLY follow me on twitter, you know I had three traumatic experiences as a kid and would rather poke out my eyes than go camping again … however … my family really wanted me there … so I went.
The person who’d spent all the time, effort, energy and money preparing this entire adventure woke up that morning SUPER sick and unable to even get out of bed without throwing up … so the rest of us went and got everything else set up and ready to go. We hit the nearby beach for 2 hours (WHITE SAND BEACHES = AWESOME) then went back to the campsite to start up dinner. We cooked up all kinds of goodies on the grill and then our “host” was finally feeling better so someone went to go get him. We watched the sun setting over the water, then Elijah went to shower. he wasn’t gone 5 minutes and my little one pointed out the “kitty” coming up on us. That “kitty” was actually a raccoon. Nasty looking one too. I shooed it off and put everything away in the cars that was easily accessible. We lit up the fire pit and enjoyed one anothers company until we were all ready to pass out from exhaustion from the day.
Now, I DON’T go camping … so sleeping bag is NOT one of those things I have just lying around the house and frankly I expected to hate it so certainly had no interest in investing in one. We brought comforters … LOTS and LOTS of comforters to lay down and sleep on … something I actually do often at home when laying down watching tv with the kiddos at night. It’s oddly comfortable at home … but was MISERABLE there. Our campsite is basically on shelly sand … which truly felt like concrete. I was MORE than well aware of my womanly curves all weekend long. My sholder and hips were killing me! Creepy ass loud noises kept me awake 9/10th of the night. I laid down with the little one first and wasn’t feeling 100% so asked Elijah to bring my purse and things in when he came to sleep. Of course he forgot – and I didn’t know until the morning … when I got up and walked out to see … Raccoon pawprints all over my purse, phone, coolers, everything …. they’d gotten in my purse, even ripped it up some. Fun. Little fuckers lol! (I’ll be buying another purse this week)
We cooked up a big breakfast … eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, yum! Then hit the beach again for 2 hours. It was BRUTALLY hot Saturday to just lay there so I definitely got in some water time that day. The water was cool and refreshing without being too cold. Back to the campsite for hotdogs & hamburgers on the grill for lunch, smores all weekend long of course lol as well as loads of munchie foods too. We DID NOT go without lol! (Except my phone …) Everyone was playing games on their phones and such all weekend … I couldn’t check emails, couldn’t get on twitter, nothing … my phone was in a dead zone … so getting on was a BITCH! I tried uploading one pic on twitter for almost 5 hours before it finally went through – not kidding! I HATE not being able to get on my phone!
We watched the sunset again and as we were prepping the beer pong table (ps – I’d never played before) … there was a commotion on the picnic bench. A raccoon stole a bag … with 3 bags of chips in it … Oh Hell No said the guys as they went and wrestled it away from it LMAO – too friggin funny. Those little bastards were back all night long. I swear our site must have been in the middle of a nest of them because there were LOADS of them … all around us all night long – even after food was put away! Beer pong was awesome. I didn’t do too badly considering it was a first ever attempt. 🙂 I thankfully slept a little better the second night – but I’m generally a light sleeper so all the noises happening outside the tent kept me up and on day two of my bones aching while attempting to sleep was wearing on me. I’ll definitely be buying a cot to sleep on if I ever do it again. Big breakfast again in the morning and then we packed up and headed our separate ways.
All in all … it really was a lot of fun. I’d do it again … so long as we had the same kind of facilities (shower nearby – with HOT water, toilets, water on site, electricity on site, ya know … the basics…. I grew up in the middle of no where. There’s a reason I moved lol … 🙂