Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WET CAMPOUT: pictures are mixed up but you will get the idea

Holy cow what a wet week we have had.

First on Friday I showed up at my sister's home in the middle of a downpour which showed no signs of stopping. So we decided to go ahead and load up. It took us an hour and here is what sissy looked like when we got done.

Because it rained all the way down I didn't take a picture of the loaded truck but here is our campsite when we were unloaded. Pretty incredible right? Believe it or not we used most of what we brought.

Home sweet home.

Here is our first breakfast the next morning. Pork chops and eggs and toast with campfire coffee. That coffee was amazing.

Here is the pier where I fished and crabbed.

Here is our cooking set up....fire grill with cast iron cookware and my coffee pot. The fish holder on the little white table is an amazing asset. It holds not only fish but bread to make toast over the fire and veggies to grill.

Goose Island has a 1000 year old tree.

Here is my crab basket and my only catch of a silver fish of unk name and a puffer fish.

Therefore here is dinner....fresh gulf shrimp thanks to the local seafood market, grilled cheese filled portabella mushrooms, grilled Texas 10-15 onions, smoked sausage, green beans. It was very yummy.

This is one miserable boston terrier. He is not cut out for camping.

We had 12 hours of sunlight on the whole trip. We took the farrie over to Mustang Island and went to visit the state park there. Very beautiful.

And we found a pottery shop. We didn't have time to visit all the interesting shops though.

This is our friends dog Gotto. He was not miserable at all. Unlike Stuey, he loved camping.

But each night I got about 2 hours of sleep due to packs of racoons which would invade our camp and fight with each other and work on out camp boxes. They even climbed trees over my truck breaking branches and dropping them on the truck.

And you guessed it. Storms rolled in this morning which caused us to throw in the wet towel and pack up and come home a day early.

But it was a good adventure. I cooked campfire peach and blackberry cobler, we cooked all of our meals over the fire, we survived savage coons and non biting fish and tons of rain. We came out of it with a better understanding of our own likes and limitations. We will be jointly purchasing a camper with a working a/c and heater. We may have enjoyed this wet camping when we were young but now we like creature comforts that don't include looking eye to eye with a smiling racoon. I like the sound of rain on a tent, but would like the sound on a camper even more.

Then again....give me a beach condo!

1 comment:

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

Looks and sounds like a great time! :) I am with you though...ready to be done tent camping! :)