Friday, May 30, 2014

Camping in the rain...Part II

Different location...same friends. Different time of the year... Same crappy weather!

For Memorial Day weekend, Eliot, Lauren, Ryan, and I decided to go camping in Wompatuck State Park for two nights! I thought about copying and pasting from this post last fall... Since things turned out weirdly similar. But in the end, I figured this adventure was worth it's very own blog post! 

We planned to go camping weeks in advance, but as the trip approached, the weather threatened to put a damper on the weekend (literally). We made a game time decision Saturday morning when we woke up to beautiful blue skies, warm temperatures, and a low % chance of rain. We (Ryan) packed everything up and arrived at our campsite around 2-3 in the afternoon, where we met up with Eliot and Lauren and set up camp!

We spent the rest of our daylight hours playing corn hole, gathering firewood, and getting a good fire going. As it started to get dark, we cooked some hot dogs and biscuits on a stick over the fire. 

Unfortunately, around 8:30 it started to sprinkle. And then it started raining harder. And then it poured. Lauren and I took shelter in the tent while the crazy boys roughed it by the fire. Eventually, we all found ourselves sitting in the tent, trying to figure out what to do with ourselves for the rest of the night. Unlike our last camping trip, this time we had the option to just drive home, which we decided was probably going to be the best idea for the night so that we could spend the rest of the night hanging out, playing card games, and most importantly, being dry. 

We woke up in the morning, drank a couple cups of coffee, and headed back to the campsite to assess the situation. It wasn't raining so we decided to try the whole camping overnight OUTSIDE thing again. Lauren and I made a killer breakfast while the boys tried to dry things out and start a fire. We ended up making EVERYTHING we brought, which included bacon, pancakes, hash browns, and eggs- it was QUITE a breakfast! 

Our very SPECIAL friend Bergie-berg. 
 Since the weather was SO beautiful, we decided we needed to make the short drive during the day to Nantasket Beach in Hull! It was too chilly to actually put bathing suits on, but we had a good time lounging on beach towels and throwing the football around for a little bit.

We grabbed lunch at Barefoot Bob's before heading back to the campsite for the evening.

When we got back, we decided to take a little hike to a reservoir nearby our campsite just to get out and move around some more.

Our evening activities pretty much mimicked the night before minus the rain. We cooked hot dogs, biscuits on a stick, and smores over the campfire before going to bed. While the night stayed mostly dry, we woke up Monday morning to rain, so we quickly packed things up and parted ways.

Even with the crappy weather, our weekend was still a pretty great getaway to help take my mind off the intensive course I was halfway done with. While on the subject, I finished the intensive course last night with a final exam. While the course went by quick, it was very exhausting. I can honestly say that the friends I've made at Bridgewater have made this master's program experience SO SO SO much more enjoyable... to the point that, as I drove away yesterday, I was actually sad thinking about how I might not have another class with them again. I really hope we keep in touch and get together every once in a while! Thanks for a great year, ladies!

To celebrate the official start to my break from classes, Ryan and I are heading into Boston in just a couple of minutes for a Red Sox game. While I love the Sox, I'm still a little bitter towards them for sweeping against the Braves.. Ya'll couldn't have let my boys win at least ONE game?!? Come on now! 

Happy Friday, ya'll! 

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