May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

The car was packed, the cooler full of food, Bubba Keg AND the kids in tow we headed out of town. Not too far away, but just enough to feel like it. We pull in to the site (holy cow these sites are tiny) and start the arduous process of unloading the car. Yuck and double yuck!

This was our home for the next three days.......... ah camping.

It is amazing how much crap we can bring along just to sleep in the woods for a few days!

Isn't my new tent awesome? It is the red one......... All the kids slept in it and the adults were in the green one and that worked out well. The kids liked it for sure!
Round 1 with the smores. Special ingredient this time? Carmel marshmallows! Yummy!

What camping trip is complete without smores? As the night wore on and the kids were getting ready for bed, Stands with Wood stoked the fire. I really enjoy being around the fire with good friends, spicy beverage (in the Bubba keg) and great conversation.

This year I got something that makes camping even better. Every year when we go camping we make "Stallbucks" coffee. I bring my 12 cup coffee pot from home, haul it to the bathroom at the campground, wait while it brews, impatiently might I add, then haul the pot and the carafe back to our site without spilling a drop. Behold the Coleman Camping Drip Coffee Maker. Isn't it beautiful?

Indian Princess works for the coffee giant and we are kept in good coffee when we camp.

Here is my fellow coffee consumer on a "bright and chipper" morning.

And with the added ingredient (Bailey's) it was shaping up to be a great day!

Days at the Bowman Bay: kids digging in the sand, wading in the water, running around.

Aren't the 'hood-lings cute? We also visited the Estuary center and Washington Park. good times were had by all!

1 comment:

Amber said...

How fun! Love your tent and LOVE the coffee pot. Woohoo for camping!