Why do short weeks always feel longer than normal weeks?  Maybe it's just me.
Yesterday's post was sort of random so I didn't really recap the weekend.  It was so nice to sit in a tube all day & we were absolutely successful on our mission.  We plopped down around 9:00 on Saturday & Sunday mornings & remained there all day.  I was on top of the sunblock & avoided getting burnt.  The trip was really great although it was a bit touch & go Friday night.

Ex. of our usual weekend, this was taken
on another camping trip.
We took the long way out which takes about 2-3 hours because it's a narrow, winding, bumpy dirt road.  So we arrived around 11:00 - 12:00 (at night).  Our group consisted of my Jeep, John's truck, a Dodge Ram 2 WD, and another Jeep (no lift or offroad tires).  It was pretty crowded when we arrived which was kind of surprising since it's relatively secluded.  The terrain changed a lot so the beach area we normally camp on was actually on the other side of the river!  The boys thought it would be a good idea to cross & camp on the sand.  In theory this is a great idea, however I'm somewhat nervous about water since my last Jeep was hydro locked (ie flooded the engine) and this particular spot has nearly swallowed both John's Jeep & a friend's Cherokee as well.  Oh and it has swallowed an ATV, whole, never to be found.  Anyhow, there is a large sandbar where it would be ok to cross but you have to get the vehicle just right.  We decided the smallest Jeep would go first because if he can make it then everyone else can, too.  Wrong.  He made it most of the way then buried his front tires into the sand.  But he didn't just dig in, he continued on thus sinking it down to the frame.  The next 1-2 hours were spent trying to get him out.  I was on edge but it came out finally & luckily no damage.  Needless to say we remained on the rocky main side of the water!

Cool cactus on the short way to/from
I really missed being out there, though, and I'm bummed that we won't be able to go as often since John works Saturdays.  We used to go camping about every 2 weeks, roughly. 
The trip did get my thinking how different my life will be next summer & on camping trips, too.  Our cooler won't need to be as stocked, that's for sure.  And maybe, just maybe, I'll be wearing a bikini.  It's funny to say that really, I don't think I'd ever be comfortable in a bikini - there's just too much room for error!  There's a lot of hiking out there that I'll enjoy more.  I'm so excited about what's to come.
I hope everyone else enjoyed their long weekend! 

Be sure you check out Alli's blog; she's beginning her journey too & having surgery in June.


  1. Whoo, thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you had a good long weekend!

  2. Next summer is going to be very different for me too! I don't think I will put on a bikini either, but I do want to wear cute sundresses.


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