It was really nice to have a weekend off from my internet/phone/Netflix addictions, and I had a lot of fun planning meals for eight of us.
I didn't want to ruin my DSLR, so I brought my old point and shoot. Sad, sad photo quality. :( Except for the ones which are good, which were taken with Scott's nice camera.
I made some waterproof sandals, inspired by a combo of this tutorial and my Ssekos. How to coming soon!
|Oh joy of joys! There is a Chick-fil-a in Sacramento, right along the way!! It'd been about 2 years...|
|My craft for the ride - learn to cable knit. Success!|
|Scott, excited to camp!|
|The dirt road in to the campsite.|
I dug a fire pit while everyone else looked for land markers for the property.
|Making a campfire skewer with my dad's Swiss Army Knife <3|
|Scott, blowing up air mattresses in the tent.|
|My tent (ie. Scott's, because I own 0 camping supplies).|
|Even a covered vestibule for storage!|
|My friends' tents.|
|DJ, our fantastic host!|
|This is actually what the sky looked like. Amazing. I've gotten so used to city-lit (and SF foggy) night skies.|
|Breakfast! The food stash. Fortunately, bears did not eat it.|
|Wide angle lens: Fits a lot, warps people's heads.|
|Breakfast lasted a full 3 hours. We just kept cooking - bacon (regular and Canadian varieties), biscuits, eggs.|
|"Browning" the biscuits. Erm..|
|Eggs scrambled with sausage and onion. A frittata, perhaps?|
|So much bacon. My cast iron skillet got a nice inaugural seasoning.|
There was actually another entire day/night after this, but photos got pretty monotonous after awhile, and I just enjoyed the experience. Picture: more trees, more campfire, more stars.
I hadn't been camping in years, and this was so much fun. I can't wait to go again, but probably somewhere less than 5 hours away.