Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not That Random Weekend Stuff

OK, so we attempted to go camping this last weekend.  We will never learn.  Camping for Memorial Day is not necessarily a good idea. But fun can still be had.

Letting the wind blow the bubbles.

That is a nice boulder.
  • Wyoming is definitely not set up for camping this early.  We had wind (lot and lots of wind--30 mile an hour sustained winds with 45+mph gusts), fog, snow and sun.  In three days we hit all the seasons.  Go Wyoming weather!  The only up side is that we did not end up with rain and snow that stuck to the ground.
  • We did have access to a private lake through one of the friends who came camping and the guys took the boys fishing.  They came back with one fish and about five crawdads.  The boys were told if they brought the crawdads back they had to eat them.  We cooked them and they ate the tails.  I had a bit and they didn't taste too bad.
  • Our camper held up well on the trip, especially in the wind.  I had a moment or two where I was not sure that we would stay upright, but we made it and were quite happy to head home early Monday morning.  We packed up in about an hour and were home by 10:00 am.
  • Turbo had a wonderful time and a pretty good birthday.  Bruiser got him a slingshot and Turbo loves it.  Turbo also lost a tooth this weekend and you know what?  The Tooth Fairy found us even though we were camping.  Turbo also got some bbs for his bb gun and some bobbers to go fishing with.  All in all, he had a pretty good time.
  • It was the first camping trip where I got to take a smart phone and we had reception.  It was sort of fun being able to update Facebook while we were camping.
  • While I don't get the Geico commercials about the taste test, I do like the backyard amusement park commercial.
  • Our first morning camping, we were having breakfast.  Looking out the window by the table, we could see boulders and since we were having pancakes, the Shrek scene were Donkey sees Shrek's house first came up.  Bruiser looked out the window and said, but I don't see Shrek and Donkey.  Both Nick and I laughed over that one.
  • Frosting on cupcakes is far more appealing to little boys than the cake part.
  • You ever feel like you need a weekend to recover from your weekend?
  • Summer vacation starts today for Turbo.  I miss summer vacation.  Oh, we will take a vacation this summer, but I miss looking out at a care free summer stretched ahead of me.
OK, so there you have it.  My random and our weekend.  What did you do with the extra day off?

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  1. Even with the winds, looks like you had a great time!
    Sprite started summer camp today and I feel like I should be on summer vacation right along with her!

  2. Sounds like camping was still pretty fun, even with the weird weather. And yes! I have had weekends where I still felt like I needed to recover from them. Happy Tuesday!

  3. I know exactly how you feel about needing a weekend to recover from your weekend...I've had a few too many of those lately!!

    Glad to hear you had a good time camping, despite the weather!! :)

  4. I know what you mean about needing a weekend to recover from the weekend. And I too have noticed the attention little boys pay to the frosting on cupcakes--my son does the same thing!

  5. I always try to figure out those Geico commercials as well. You have a beautiful dog.

    Have a great Tuesday!

  6. In spite of the wind, it looks like you guys had a great time camping! I was chuckling over the boys having to eat the crawdads if they brought them back. I only eat the tails, too. ;)

    So glad Turbo had a good birthday - sounds like he got some fun loot!

    Isn't it funny how the Tooth Fairy can find us anywhere? I still love The Toothfairy movie - as do the kids.

    I wondered how you were able to do the updates on FB while camping - nice you had reception!

    Princess Nagger is all about the frosting vs. the cake, too. ;)

    PN officially starts her summer break on Thursday (after going to school for 2 hours that morning). I miss looking out at a care free summer ahead, too - kinda sucks being a grownup sometimes. ;)

    Stifling Heat, Laundry Flood and Twitter Fun

  7. Honestly I prefer the frosting part, too :-)

  8. sounds like a great movie title "The Adventures of camping"

  9. I'm not much of a camper. Even if the weather is good!

    I like the cake....not the frosting. :)

  10. HOLY WIND! I'm glad you survived. I'm sure I would have been a nervous wreck.

    I prefer the icing too. Why is that?

    Yes, I always feel like I need a day or two to recover from a busy weekend. You're not alone!

    Thanks for linking up! Glad you're back safe and sound.

    Is that your dog in the pic? So pretty!

  11. Holy crap that boulder is HUGE!


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