Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Holiday camping!

Every year before the 4th of July, we always "talk" about plans of what we hope to do and it all sounds great but by the time we actually act on those plan, things are booked, friends already have plans and we end up doing the same 'ol thing. NOTHING!

We may bbq in the back and then head out around the town to try and find the best spot to view the local fireworks. "Okay, that was fun. I'm tired. Lets go home now."


Well, this past 4th of July was different.

With the process of starting our first restaurant, we wanted to make sure we got some quality family time in before the "BIG Hur-Raw" of the restaurant.

Well, we've been trying to camp at this one place in Big Sur but it must be quite popular cause it's booked as far out as I can see. Sheesh. However, we did find some place different. Instead of our usual Calaveras Big Trees, where we head out north-east, this time we headed south.....to the Santa Cruz Mountains!

It really is a beautiful place!

Only problem is, we are used to having our own space between campsights and not one that is literally 5 ft from the next camper over.

While we were setting up our tent, we noticed the surrounding campers with their usual sized tents. Well, we have been camping for many years and while started out with these usual sized tents, we have upgraded over the years....hence the next conversation...

Neighbor: Sorry. We're just watching you set up your condo over there.

Us: LOL!! I know, huh?! It's taking up our whole space!

After we set things up, we decided to head down and check out the river.

When we were putting things up, we kept hearing a helicopter right above us, real close. When we were heading to the river, we got a closer look and I noticed that it was a rescue effort going on. Never heard whatever happened though. Just hope that person was okay.

We camped for a few days.

To be honest,

we enjoyed...

every minute...

of it!!

We even got ready to head down to Scotts Valley to enjoy some local fireworks there!

(love my daughters fireworks headband!)

What a great way to refresh ourselves before a long wait for our next vacation.

So unusual for us and honestly, I feel soooooo cooped up here at home!!


All the more reason to blog and keep all of you company but then I have less things to yap about? I guess? Oh boy...maybe I'll just have to start Vlogging!!

Hmmm?? Your thoughts on that? I've done it before and it was fun(ny)! An upcoming Vlog post??

Ayways...I hope you all will come back and visit me again! I know I've been MIA for awhile and I do plan on being better! I hope to update you more with what's been going on, as well as what's to come!


Amarie said...

LOL, condo, now that's funny! You guys are so brave, but it looks like so much fun!

Lisa Petrarca said...

Hope you're doing well Kimmy! It's been forever. I haven't been keeping up like I used to, been bogged down trying to help my son get a scholarship. I tell you it's another full time job! Stop by & watch my mom doing the Gangnam Style dance after our Stop Cancer 5K...HILARIOUS! You'll love it! She's also on THE PRICE IS RIGHT on 10/17/12, watch if you get a chance:D http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2012/10/grandma-gangnam-dance-fundraising.html