Thursday, May 31, 2007
Memorial Day Weekend at Gualala River!
We had a great time camping! It was filled with the river, the beach, lots of campfires, dutch oven cooking, s'mores, singing, dirt, sleeping in, and even bring-your-own-camp-chair-Church which included Sac. Mtng, Primary, and Sunday School. There was lots of laughter, very few injuries, pay-by-quarter showers, hiking, wind, sun, family pictures (thanks to Weston Photography!), yummy food, and amazing company (my brother, SIL, nephew, and our friends the Weston's). The only thing missing were animals. It was strange camping in the shadows of such tall redwood trees and having only birds around. No deer, no squirrels, raccoons, skunks...not even a chipmunk! But the campsites were very close together, which didn't leave much room for infiltration. Hmmm....
The drive up and down was along Highway 1 (the California Pacific Highway), and that alone was amazing! We even stopped for a picnic at Pebble Beach on our drive home.
The worst part, of course, was packing up camp and unpacking when we got home. But it's always worth it. There's just something about being out of doors, leaving conveniences and telephones at home, breathing in the fresh morning air and laughing with friends over a campfire. I can't wait until we do it again! :)