7.03.2009

Two days after graduating we did one of the most important things on my post graduation to do list; camping.

We have always fancied ourselves the type who *like* camping, but, you know, never really do. [There was one instance in mexico involving the lack of chairs, argentinean animal sounds, and the baja 500, but that is a long and unfortunate story.]

So last year our folks gave us a cash christmas gift to buy our own camping gear. Hello REI used gear sale, you are my best friend. I highly recommend. We got everything we need, way higher quality than we could have otherwise afforded, at amazing bargains.

Inspired, I brought a few pretty things like vintage table cloths, a handmade quilt [hello, wedding present] and candles. I mean hey, car camping, right?

I did a lot of guilty pleasure reading. Ben strummed his guitar. We swam in a different creek every day. We hiked, and we sat around a lot too.

It was one of the best trips we have ever had.


















PS. You. Californians especially; you have BEEN to Yosemite, RIGHT? SRSLY. Go. NOW.

14 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun...and welcome back!

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  2. awe the forest and campfire. my hubby and i are heading to northern cali this august and want to go camping, any recommendations?

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  3. Last picture is killing me. SO great. I am a total camping person. Probably because my parents managed to keep me in the dark about hotels until I was 13 years old. But I still love camping more than hotels.

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  4. omg, these pics are gorgeous. stunning. amazing. i haven't been to yosemite since like 1988. you have inspired me...we gotta go.
    xox

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  5. Omigod. We've been trying to figure out what to do for our first anniversary.

    CAMPING!!

    H-town will be beside himself with joy.

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  6. Um, did you guys know that Arnold is trying to close CA State parks?

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/01/MNJP18HC0N.DTL&type=science

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  7. looks like a fun trip xx

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  8. I HAVEN'T been, and this might be just the push we needed. Thank you girlie!

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  9. Anonymous9:02 PM

    what an amazing trip! Yes, get thee to Yosemite for sure. And the Grand Canyon too even with the tourists (no worse than Yosemite).. is a-mazing. Everyone should see it. p.s. I love the table cloth, civilized campers!

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  10. I am so, so glad that you are back, and your new logo is great. Love the pic of you tending fire in...pointy red flats? Girl's got style.

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  11. um. you guys are too cute. i love that you are rockin' sweet, pink flats while building a campfire.

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  12. may I reiterate how frustrating it is that you don't have *tags* on your blog?

    it just took me like 4 MINUTES to find this post. do you think I have 4 minutes??

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  13. Yosemite is unbelievable. As a climber, I cannot wrap my mind around those rocks that take days to climb. My fiance has climbed El Cap twice, and part of his heart definitely lives in Yosemite.

    We may or may not have made a deal to somehow use "Merced" in our possible future child's name!

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  14. Oh, climbers! No wonder yall are getting married in joshua tree!

    i grew up in las vegas, and i used to climb for a few years out at red rocks. it was so much fun. miss it.

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