after christmas camping trip tradition
every year, well more like this and last year, the bf and i go camping at a texas state park. we lucked out last year with pretty mild weather. this year though, was WAY cold and i’ll admit i’m pretty wimpy and didn’t really have all that much fun with the actual camping part. last year we stayed at stephan f austin park and this year drove a bit farther to guadalupe state park (near san antonio).
we had sleeping mats, sleeping bags, and a couple of layers of THICK blankets. i went to bed with numb toes and woke up sweating. the best part was the night hike friday night. it was lead by one of the park rangers. we walked a 2 mile trail under the full moon, called for owls and watched for wild life. it sounds more romantic than it really was, in reality it was freakin’ cold and i was grumpy and the other hikers were elementary school boy scouts and their parents.
on our way back we stopped by makenzie’s grandparents house in lockhart to get some quality bff hang out time. my mom couldn’t believe we hung out with each other on our own individual vacations, but we could.
tonight’s NEW YEARS EVE and i’m getting ready for the BIG PARTY at Ruth House. there are already decorations hung up and food set out on the dinning room table. after a few more spec’s runs we’ll be all set.
happy new years internet friends, see you in 2013.
d + m