Sunday, November 30, 2008

What a weekend!!

Wow, seriously. What a weekend! We had a great time on our camping trip, it was quite the adventure. We pulled into San Marcos Campground Wednesday early afternoon. It rained the whole way there, but the rain stopped a bit before we arrived at the campground. At the last minute, Craig had scored a site with RV hookups and before the trip was over we would be SO glad he did. Here's the trailer all set up. This was my first camping trip with the trailer!

It was fairly easy to set up and Craig plugged everything in to see if it was all working. Yes, it was! Notice the black clouds overhead?

We should have known we were in for trouble!! Did some hiking and exploring the campground then headed back for dinner. Just as Craig started BBQing...the rain hit. And it started pouring. And pouring and raining. was ALOT of rain!! We spent the rest of the evening in the trailer and I was amazed how much it rained. The kids thought it was great fun, coloring by lantern-light.

Craig also had the foresight to bring his laptop and the kids watched movies after dinner because we had a hookup. It was nice because we weren't going anywhere. The next morning...still raining! We discovered the saturation point for the canvas on the trailer and the breech point was right above my and Craig's heads!! We woke up to soaked pillows and some dripping, but only on our side. The kids were high and dry!! Look at this rain!

When the rain stopped mid morning, we headed OUT!! We walked the trail under the freeway and through the puddles and to the beach. The kids loved puddle stomping!

We also had to cross over the train tracks to get to the beach, which the kids thought was so funny.

The beach was absolutely gorgeous. The sky was SO blue and the clouds were so pretty. I could not stop taking photos. And sun + rain = rainbows!!

We also found about 15 lobster and crab molts. I don't know if the storm brought them all up from the kelp beds, but we found a couple of full molts. They looked exactly like lobsters...but nothing was inside!

We had a great time that morning at the beach. The kids loved playing and running and screaming and yelling...all things they could not do in the trailer! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the morning.

The rest of the weekend was spent hiking, sampling beers at Pizza Port brew pub (not far from the campsite..hee hee hee), playing at the beach and hanging out around camp. it was really really cold at night and were thankful we brought a little space heater. If you've made it through all these photos, thanks! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!!


Joni M said...

I see that we weren't the only ones to get soaked this weekend... What a great adventure! Your trailer is great! We've considered getting a tent trailer for years!

BTW, Congrats! I just saw your layout on the December Pagemaps newsletter. Great job!!!

BethieJ said...

Mara~ I LOVE the photos! Cant wait to see them scrapped! I am glad you all had a GREAT time even if you had some rain!!!
Happy Holidays!!

Michelle said...

Great photos! Sounds like you had a great time even with the rain.

Melissa Bove said...

Hi Mara!! Awesome pics! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time! Hugs, your new fellow DT sista!! Melissa ;)

msmith434343 said...

WHAT AWESOME PICTURES, MARA! Wow, the rainbow one! I've been wanting to hear about your trip, so I'm glad you blogged it. We love to camp, too, and don't do it enough.

Glad you're home safe!