Since the fourth of July fell on a Monday, our annual camping trip was a tad later than usual - the 12th through 17th - but it definitely happened and was bigger than ever - 12 campsites needed!
Andrew and I got to experience camping (read: RV'ing) without the girls for the first time, and I will freely admit it was terrific! We had so much less stuff to bring, less food to bring, and 100% less talking and giggling at 3am every night. Glorious!
|We hit the road Tuesday morning, timing|
things so that we would arrive at the campground
right at 2:00 check-in time. It worked.
|On our way North, we picked up a couple of young|
passengers who wanted to come up early,
even though their dad couldn't come till Thursday.
|We're getting better at set-up every year.|
This time, we were done in an hour, even including
Andrew setting up S&C's tent for them.
|As soon as we were set up,|
I was sitting in the sun, casting on.
|When the sun moved, I changed venue.|
|My Giant Stash-Eating Cowl and Gualala Ripley|
magically kept me warm through the week.
I never ended up needing my jacket the whole trip,
even at night.
|We were not the only lucky ones not tenting it.|
|Friday, I played yarn chicken. (and won).|
|Shawl looks good, even before washing and blocking.|
(Yes, this IS the aforementioned Noro.)
This year, I braved the cold and joined the gang for beach day on Saturday. Of course, the kids, being kids, wore bathing suits and weren't cold. They're nuts.
|It was great to have The Fearsome Foursome together again.|
|Omagourds, Sammy and Dusty had fun at the beach!|
|Huazanos came this year and had a blast.|