Ok, so I took the whole waiting-a-few-days-in-between-posts to the next level. That’s how I roll.
When I was first thinking about my hobbies, I couldn’t think of any that really have lasted through the years. Unfortunately most things I consider hobbies have a short shelf-life. Except camping! My parents took my sister, my brother, and me camping all the time. We were serious campers, too. None of that ritzy motor-home camping worked for us. We liked to sleep in a tent, get dirty, and cook spam on a small Coleman stove. Some of my favorite memories spent with my family as a young’n involved being outdoors.
Lucky for me, I found a man who loves camping as much as I do, and who loves making fire! Camping is definitely a Klose hobby. I wrote a little snippet of our first camping adventure of the year. Unfortunately, we were blown out by heavy winds, and I couldn’t hack it with a sniffly nose and sore throat. We got lucky with our most recent camping endeavors. We squeezed two camping trips into two weekends in a row, and it was a wild and totally necessary ride.
Our first trip was to El Capitan in Santa Barbara, Ca. We had to cancel this trip the past two years in a row, so we were thrilled to finally use the reservations my husband woke up extra early to make!
The weather was perfect, the area was beautiful, and we found a little private beach by walking a little off the regular path. The dogs were grateful. Part of our camping hobby includes finding water for the dogs.
Happy, wet, and stinky!
Our second camping trip was in Mammoth, Ca at Agnew Meadows Campground. It was my first trip to Mammoth and my girlfriends from college had booked it and were waiting for us to arrive. The drive up from Los Angeles was quite an adventure. The road is dotted with small towns every 30 or so miles. When you get into town you have to slow down from 80mph to 20mph. The local police are just waiting for speeders. I think it helps the local economy. We didn’t get any speeding tickets, but we made it to our destination in exactly 5 hours.
Everyone was pleased to find out the campsite was right next to a creek and tucked up against the edge of the campground which meant no traffic passing through our campsite. The best part about being in Agnew Meadows was that we could hike to Devil’s Postpile
and Rainbow Falls.
See the little rainbow down in the lower-left corner? It never leaves! We finished our quick trip with a visit to a beautiful glacial valley at Convict Lake, so-called because of a shootout that occurred between Nevada convicts and California law enforcement, sometime back in the day.
And, of course, the dogs went swimming.