She had practice.
We pitched a tent in our backyard and spent the night outside with our dog. She looked confused but happy to be with us. I’m sure she was wondering why we would want to sleep in her toilet area.
On her next camping adventure, Daisy stayed on leash at our campsite.
Marshmallows roasting over an open fire.
Humans enjoyed s’mores. Daisy enjoyed an amuse “pooch” of Korean BBQ. Giant raccoons enjoyed lurking by the tents and freaking us out.
She was a little too relaxed when we settled into our tent. Yes, that happened next to my side of the sleeping bag. Sigh.
Still, I would love to go camping with our dog again.
I met Suzanne’s friends from Modesto, Wayne and Tommy. They saved us a camping spot. They have been camping at Half Moon Bay State Beach for nearly three decades. They are generous, sweet, down-to-earth souls who want the best for her. I enjoyed listening to their stories from Oklahoma and from the road with their camper.
We walked on the beach for about 2.5 miles. We turned around at Miramar Beach.
Yes, I brought my bears.
After a quick trip to downtown Half Moon Bay, we came back to a glowing fire at the campsite. JOY!
Posted in cali_lovin on 06/19/2012 08:32 am by Queenkv
Our weekend getaway: Camping in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Our wedding gift from our co-workers still rocks. It still kept us warm and cozy on our overnight stay at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Just like our first trip with it to Lake Perry in Kansas.
Our buddy Scott took care of the gourmet camp cuisine, just like our first camping trip in Scotts Valley. Mark sliced up the tri-tip.
By the way – that Coleman grill/stove rocked! I want one!
Mark invested in some comfy camping pads and I slept deeply under the stars. A hefty spray of Bug-off stopped the mosquitoes from turning us into a midnight snack.
The next day, we explored Santa Cruz and visited the Bonny Doon Tasting Room. I enjoyed a flight wine and raised a silent toast to Bonny Doon’s winemaker. I met Randall Grahm last year at a Twitter/wine event in Sonoma.
So far, it’s been busy in the newsroom. Other people’s vacations/sick days give me plenty of things to cover in Sacramento. I can handle all the overtime as long as I have something to look forward to on the weekend, like another camping trip.
Next time, I want to share the tent with Daisy. Fellow campers….beware.
Alright Facebook/RSS buddies – don’t forget to check out the blog post for a pretty Flickr slideshow on our camping trip.