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GoTravel's Excellent Camping Adventure!

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Well we survived and had a great time.

Due to the rain on the East Coast, we postponed our camping expidition until Saturday instead of Friday.

Saturday morning. Pack husbands oversized SUV with so much crap (one night camping trip) that the bikes would not fit. Note to self: either downsize or bungee bikes to roof on next trip. Packed FIVE chairs (I have no idea why he packed five chairs for the two of us), tent, air mattress, backup airmattress, 67 pillows, blankets, cooking utensils, fire wood, food, mini bar (brown liquor for him, pinot grigio for me), cups, stereo (South Carolina game on the radio), radio/cooler combo, 4 tarps, huge four foot long cooler, tackle box, fishing poles, clothes, and various camping equipment.

Exhausted yet?

Leave the house and drive the fairly short drive to Edisto Beach State Park. Check in, go to campsite, set up tent and bed. Huge honkin' tent can sleep 20 people. Have no idea why we bought a tent this big.

Mr. GoTravel decides 2 bundles of wood isn't enough for overnight camping trip. Go to store, buy more wood.

Start fire. Mr. GoTravel decides we need a welcome mat (???) in front of tent and a broom. Mr. GoTravel goes back to store for welcome mat and broom.

Make lunch over fire. Reheated baked beans and hot dogs.

Mr. GoTravel decides 3 bundles of wood are not enough for overnight camping trip. Back to store for additional wood and a pair of flipflops that have shells glued on them.

Settle down in front of fire. I wrap baked potatoes in three layers of foil and throw into fire. Mr. GoTravel (the chef) strips corn, covers in olive oil, salt, and pepper, wraps in foil, throws into fire.

Mr. GoTravel decides paper plates I've bought aren't sturdy enough. Back to store for chinette brand paper plates.

GoTravel has had two glasses pinot grigio at this point.

Mr. GoTravel buries corn in fire. Throws pork chops on grate over fire. Finally, everything is done cooking.

Mr. GoTravel, the chef cooked the meal.

Pork chops look like they've been hit by a meteor. Pork jerky.

Corn is sixty seconds away from popping. Ever had crunchy corn on the cob?

Drops potatoes on ground.

Sigh. Eat chips for dinner while the raccoons had pork jerky, popcorn, and dirty potatoes.

Listen to USC get beat by Florida.

Go to bed.

:-D

We had such a wonderful time, we are going camping all of Thanksgiving!

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