Posts tagged outdoors
Posts tagged outdoors
A teepee swing.
Who needs camping when you can sleep in places like this. Can I retreat here for just a little while?
Glamping is the most glamorous way to camp. Here, glamping was done on a tight budget, far away from home with many more people than seats in the car. Believe me, when two friends were sharing a seat and saw a vase of flowers in the seat next to them, they were not so fond of the idea of glamping, so it’s best to keep it a secret. Plus, there is no way to disappoint your guests if they don’t know how glamours you intend their not so glamorous campsite to be!
The invitations created on MyPunchBowl.com were both e-mailed out, and became the image for the facebook event.
Packing a small car with the gear for 11 in downtown San Francisco and the intent of sitting 4 people. It all fit. :D
Packing up lots of firewood!
The entrance to the walk in site.
The nearby waterfall that we hiked to multiple times.
Playing in the creek
Decorations, from candles and battery operated lanterns to paper flags from Belgium and bright colored table cloths.
Our delightful can-opener.
Batch 2 of the kabobs
Absinthe and sugar cubes, tequila and salts, Knob creek bourbon, boxed wine, and Ketel One. The beer, mixers and many gallons of water were kept in the coolers.
Big Basin Redwood State Park was the perfect location for my summer camping trip. Weather was in the 80s, there was little moisture in the morning, and the creeks all had water in them. We had walk-in sites #79 and #80 which we all discovered were easily the best sites in the park. With a short 100 yard walk to the car, we had ample space, privacy, and more beautiful scenery (plus, practically no neighbors!).
We played games such as Sardines at midnight, took hikes in the dark with our lanterns, football and frisbee around the campsite, card games, apples to apples, ghost stories by the campfire and food to be envious of. Oh, and other campers noticed how lovely our site was and how amazing our food was, because the kids always said something, and at least one of each party that passed complimented us.
The menu included:
Dinner day 1: Shrimp boil, with corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes and rolls
Breakfast day 2: Pancakes and bacon with Evolution Fresh juice
Lunch day 2: Chili cheese dogs and watermelon
Dinner day 2: Chicken kabobs with bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms cooked ontop of rosemary and olive oil red potatoes
Breakfast day 3: Breakfast burritos with sausage, egg, cheese, tomatoes, and onion
Lunch day 3: Everyone was too full to eat, so we snacked on sunflower seeds, cold cut mango, refreshing baby carrots, gold fish, chips and salsa.
Dinner day 3: Hamburgers, with hand packed patties, cheese, onion, tomatoes, and condiments, baked beans, left over hotdogs, potato salad, and potato chips
Breakfast day 4: Costco poppy seed muffins and blueberry muffins with apple juice while we all packed up.
The trip was such a wonderful time. I am hoping to go again late this summer. I think a tradition may have come of this.