Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Two Man Tent

We finally went camping! Brandon and I have been talking about going camping ever since we got married but there always seemed to be some excuse: I am working this weekend, or we are going up to Salt Lake that weekend, or we better do that before we move and this is the weekend to do it. But we finally did it and it was a blast. We went to Twin Harbor State Park along the coast. When we arrived at the park we went straight to the beaches. We walked along the beautiful sand beach for miles and became professional beachcombers. I think we collected over 2 dozen whole sanddollars.

The best part of the trip was our tent. As you can imagine we do not have a lot of camping gear but believe me if Brandon has anything to say about it we will be collecting camping stuff over our entire life. We did have one vital piece of equipment: a two man tent. Brandon bought this tent for a boys only campout he went on with all his guy friends the summer before we got married. They called it Man-richment or Man Games 2007. Now you can only imagine the exciting activities they had planned to prove their manhood: fishing, shooting guns, playing King of the Raft in the freezing cold lake, 4-wheeling, throwing large logs, seeing who could lift the heaviest rock above their head...all of which they did with their shirts off to be more manly. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall during that campout; I think I would understand boys a lot better. The two of us barely fit inside this tent. But it was a cold misty night by the water and we were grateful for our little home away from home.

7 comments:

Ali said...

That beach looks beautiful. Camping is the MOST fun!! I'm glad you got to go finallY! It sounds like you are getting some time together still since he's started the real deal job :)

Grant said...

I am excited to hear of your camping adventures. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Jenna said...

In my unprofessional opinion, the tent-labelers vastly overestimate the number of people that fit in tents. With that in mind, Carl and I got a 4-man for the two of us when we were married. But on a cold camping night, I bet you were glad to have such close quarters!

Camille said...

I love going camping!! Jake went with the scouts and Christian and I were sad we had to stay behind. I'm glad you guys are going to be campers. Maybe someday we'll go together.

Angel said...

Camping is the BEST! Trev and I didn't get to do much of it this summer and I was way bummed about it. Camping on the beach sounds even more amazing! p.s. I miss you! Did you get a job there yet?

Christine said...

It looks beautiful up there!

Nancy said...

It looks like you are adjusting to your new home and enjoying the beauties around you. I have never been to Seattle, but hear it is a fun place to go as well as beautiful. Maybe someday I will see it for myself. John and I slept in a two man tent last year. I want to know how they think two grown people let alone men will fit in that tent and not feel claustrophobic. You are right about being able to stay warm in such a confined area though.