|NW California coast|
You might remember that I was recovering from a family camping trip in my last Blog, so you will be somewhat surprised to learn that I have been at it again, sleeping on a hard surface that is. No sooner than the words, "That's enough camping for me for a life time,"emerged from my lips, our good friends invited us to share a campsite in Northern California for a week. They go to the same spot every year and were meeting long time friends, and just happened to have s space available. Mrs Legend agreed immediately, which I didn't mind, as she never gets time off from her work for more than 2 days. I'm safe agreeing here, I thought. I'll show enthusiasm, despite a 700 mile drive in each direction. Two days later, she e-mailed me to start loading up for our impromptu road trip.
I should know better.
Well, it was absolutely spectacular. Our camp site was a disused homestead in the middle of the Humboldt National Redwood Park at Albee Creek and a 2 night stay on the way back up at the Crater Lake National Park. The folks we met through our friends were all foodies. Dinner started at 5 with cocktails, appetizers and a full blown gourmet's feast. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
The sleeping wasn't too much of a problem on account of the alcohol consumption, although getting up for a pee 4 times a night in a campground known for its bear visits can be a wee tad unnerving.
Legend Jr found a friend and was adopted by several families so we didn't see much of him. On a side note, our bathroom in the bedroom has no door, so doing anything in there is basically a spectator sport. Our wee man has grown up helping his Mommy locate her tampons and towels and handing them to her while she is sitting on the pot. While emptying one of Mommy's bags in the car so he could have something to put all his forest finds in, a large pack of "sticks" fell on the floor. His little friend asked him what the sticks were for. "You don't want to know," he said with an air of worldly weariness, "you really don't want to know."
Anyhow, on that note, I'll finish by conceding that I might be open to further trips like that, on the understanding that we are with the same crew.
I can't remember laughing so much, or eating and drinking so much since we got married.
|I did find this beautiful wrought and cast iron gilded tea strainer in the|
blacksmiths shop, so I bought it for my sweetie for our upcoming anniversary
|Amazing Blacksmith's store in Victorian town near the campsite|
|Hmm, I could fit all my Legos in here|
Caveman BBQ. They were amazing (Licks Lips)