Tuesday, October 31, 2006

campfire stories

Back from a trip up the California coastline to Big Sur.

Things I both love + hate about camping.

The smell of the campfire - But why do I still smell it even days after I'm home?
Watching coffee percolate on the camp stove - like watching a pot of boiling water.
(you know how the saying goes)
"Yes! It's FINALLY percolating!"
Quickly followed by, "Why the hell did it take so long?!?"
Being able to hear the waves crashing from inside your tent through the night - Of course tents aren't all that well insulated so your life depends on huddling to create body heat to get you through the night.
Nature - being in it...which, unfortunately, includes close encounters with raccoons in your tent in the middle of the night. (Hey - those warning signs didn't say you should lock your food in your car because these crazy bastards know how to unzip tents!)
Star gazing. But then again, what else are you going to do once the sun sets?

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