I will be honest, I have been pretty housebound lately. Having a baby who doesn't like being in his car seat will do that to you, I guess. While I am completely happy to stay home and enjoy this time before it passes (because it all passes so soon, doesn't it) I can't help but be a little whistful for our more adventurous summer days. Here is a "vintage" ADF post from 2 summers ago.... Sigh...
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. 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.