Camping pt.2

I’m back from my camping trip. Now I’m supposed to tell you how wonderful my mini vacation was but it wasn’t. I mean, it wasn’t wonderful. It was okay, campsite conditions upset me (being unnecessarily crowded by other campers) and it didn’t seem that people there were respecting boundaries or being considerate. That sort of thing ruins it for me. We did go to the Millicent Rogers Museum. It was cool. We rode our bikes there from the campground. Eric said it was only 3.5 miles. He is such a liar. I think it was closer to 4.5 miles but it felt like 8. It was all uphill. I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow.

We got back late last night but today, I didn’t work beyond shipping. I needed a day to get over my vacation. It was nice being at home. Eric stayed home from work today too. We unpacked the car. Put things away. He went grocery shopping and I cleaned house. Laundry Fairy made a two-load appearance. I mopped the kitchen. The boy stayed here; he didn’t go with, so it was awful when we got home. The dishes hadn’t been done all weekend. The boy’s bathroom was a hazardous waste site. I told him to clean it or I’d blog about it. Bathroom was cleaned pronto. Add “blogs” to the list of parental discipline tools (particularly useful on adolescents).

We did eat well on the trip. I think we gained weight. We had tomato and spinach soup for dinner (tonight) with some sourdough we picked up at the co-op in Albuquerque. Now we’re drinking watermelon margaritas to finish the holiday off. Have you ever had one of those? We like to make “aguas”, fruit juices. Usually melon type juices are blended -lovely in the summer- the “lemonade” of the southwest. Sometime, experiment by blending up some seedless watermelon and use that as mixer for margaritas -or whatever. It’s killer.

Hopefully I’ll be able to focus on working tomorrow. See ya then!

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  1. Beverly says:

    OOOOh, I’ve never had an agua, but then, I don’t get out much. Is it alcoholic, or “just” fruit juice? I prefer fruit juice, which probably explains why I don’t get invited out much.

  2. karen v. says:

    Kathleen, I’m sorry your camping trip wasn’t all that you had hoped for. We go every year in our pop-up camper (2 adults and 3 kids) and I’ve finally figured out that the reason I go is because it feels so good when it stops! Perhaps when we go this year I’ll bring the tequila, triple sec and salt. I can buy a watermelon when I get there and maybe I’ll enjoy it just a little bit more.
    Karen V.

  3. laurra says:

    Hi Kathleen,
    Glad your back Because I have to tell you, I Got It! the whole sleeve thingy .Next I have to learn how to build ease into a back bodice.But first I need to build a fenced in yard for the kids.2 akita,s not sure I have the strength to pound all those stakes in and it so un fem. Dh in a wheel chair from diabetes so he cant possibly help me out with the fencing. laurra

  4. Diane says:

    Laurra, I hope you own some post hole diggers! Even the cheapie ones are worth the $20 and you won’t have to pound them in. Also, for added strength you can pour some concrete mix in the hole (dry) and add some water keeping it thick. Good luck!

  5. laurra says:

    Hey Diane,
    Have to rivise my prev. post, fence is up. Thanks to steeve and his helper.I am so happy. Merlot cant wait to jump it.They where on runs and got tangled up alot Thanks for the post tip I will remember that. laura

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