Both of us ended up going camping this weekend
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,168
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    24

    Default Both of us ended up going camping this weekend

    DH goes camping with the guys every February (around V- day - yeah I know) on their male bonding campout thing down in Big Sur - about 40 miles south of Carmel on the unbelievably beautiful central California coast.

    Long story short, me and another girl got to go this year. I think the tide has turned and now the girls will get to go from now on! Yay! I had never been to this area of California before.

    I know what you're probably thinking - especially those still trying to dig out of snowstorms in the east. Camping in February? Are you out of your mind? I thought so too until this weekend. Now I know the secret!

    The climate is surprisingly temperate. Temps were 40's at night and high 50's in the day. Was sunny on Friday and foggy Sat. and yesterday. And - we got to stay in a motor home.

    Our campsite had an ocean view! But was still inland just enough to block the coastal winds. A short walk to the beach. The coastline is drop dead gorgeous.

    On Saturday we drove over to Hearst Castle - William Randolph Hearst's mansion and took a tour. Wow - what a fantastic place!

    We drove home yesterday and stopped in Monterey on the way home and went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium which we hadn't been to before either. Fantastic aquarium. There's a seahorse exhibit called The Secret Lives of Seahorses that was really amazing.

    We left on Thursday night and got home around 10pm last night. We crammed alot of driving, camping and sightseeing into three days and now we are thoroughly exhausted but happy. It was alot of fun.

    I will post some pics but it might be a few days. Dh has to load them onto his puter first and I'm not sure what all pics he took. He wasn't taking all that many pics but I know he has some of Hearst castle. I have two that I took with my cellphone which I will post as soon as it's recharged but I can't guarantee the photo quality LOL. And a couple of the guys promised to email the pics they took so that will be fun to see them.

    Just wanted to share my great weekend.

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,326
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Lucky you!!! Sounds like a great time!!!! I want to go camping.......

  3. #3
    Registered User pinetree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,467
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    We joined the polar bear club one year, to be a member you had to camp all winter long. We had so much fun camping in the snow. As long as your furnace is working its great!

    Im so glad you had fun, No one says camping is just for the summer months! Hopefully you can go every year!
    It sounds like you got to see alot! I would love to be able to camp right on the ocean! That must have been beautiful, as I look out at the snow.
    I can"t wait to see your pictures!
    Last edited by pinetree; 02-15-2010 at 02:51 PM. Reason: spelling

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Moderator mauimagic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Maui, Hawaii
    Posts
    19,119
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    57
    Rep Power
    119

    Default

    Mahalo plenty for sharing your camping weekend!! I am so glad that you had this great opportunity!!

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,168
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Big Sur beach

    Attachment 15166

    Fountain in front of main house at Hearst Castle

    Attachment 15167

    Wish I had taken more photos with my cellphone - I didn't realize they would come out this good.

  7. #6
    Registered User pinetree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,467
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    Wow that picture of Big Sur is breathtaking!
    Your cell phone takes really good pictures!

  8. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,168
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pinetree View Post
    Wow that picture of Big Sur is breathtaking!
    Your cell phone takes really good pictures!
    It was quite breathtaking The pics don't do it justice. And its that way for miles and miles along that stretch of coast.

    I forgot to mention we saw the elephant seals too. This is the time of year when they give birth and raise their pups and they're on the beaches alot in that area. We were just north of Ano Nuevo beach which the elephant seals made famous.

  9. #8
    Registered User pinetree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,467
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    I'm going to remember all this if we ever make it back that way.

    I would Love to see all of this. This time of year would be a good time to go, there's not alot of people. Looks like you had the beach to yourself!

    Thanks so much for sharing, You really had a very special trip!

Similar Threads

  1. Camping this weekend
    By frugal is fun in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-21-2010, 04:26 PM
  2. went camping this weekend!
    By santoria in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-18-2006, 11:55 PM
  3. Camping in OH this weekend
    By Chea in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-12-2005, 09:05 PM
  4. My Memorial Day weekend still hasn't ended
    By Daphne in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-30-2003, 07:30 AM
  5. Who is going camping this weekend?
    By Katybird in forum Camping, RV's, Trailers, Outdoor Living
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-23-2003, 12:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •