Thursday, May 29, 2008

Back to real life

We survived the camping trip, and ended up having a good time. The weather improved which meant we could spend more time outside. We built some camp fires, spent time on the beach, did some sight-seeing, and just relaxed. The last two nights at the campground we sat out under the awning next to fire and drank margaritas. That's definitely my idea of camping. We visited the aquarium on Saturday after spending some time wandering the beach at low tide, then went back to the beach on Sunday morning to climb some of the rocks that were exposed at low tide. I know...why climb them? Because they were there. We only flew kites once on the beach. It was either too cold/wet or there was no wind. We got out once in the early evening on Saturday but it was getting dark and getting cold very quickly. Anthony got to fly his first stunt kite and he seems to enjoy the hell out of it. We all very much enjoyed the whole area and I'm sure we'll go back again sometime.

Monday was the day we had to pack it in and head home, and that turned out to be a long drive. We eventually got on the rode around noon after having breakfast and didn't make it back home until almost 20:00. We did stop a time or two, but it gets really boring after a few hours in the car. The only bad thing was that the cat was somehow agitated and meowed for the first three hours. After we got home we hurriedly unpacked the camper, but it still took almost 2 hours to get everything gathered up and carried into the house. It's still sitting where we dropped it waiting to be sorted out and unpacked. We definitely took too much stuff. Half of it we didn't use because once it got put away in the camper we forgot we had it. And, if we didn't miss it, we probably didn't need it in the first place. Live and learn.

I got the dubious pleasure of driving the camper back up to the rental place on Tuesday, in rush hour traffic I might add. Such fun, but it was all good and then we were done with it. After that, it was back to real life, which hasn't been exciting this week. I'm back at work, and as always seems to happen after vacation, someone is out sick. I think having to cover my job and someone else's after each and every vacation is my punishment for taking time off. At least it was a short 3-day work week.

In other news, Anthony starts a new job on Friday. He's gotten a job at Amazon and goes for orientation tomorrow. He'll then be working Wednesday through Saturday starting next week. The schedule kinda sucks but he's told there's a good chance it will change in the near future to not include weekends. I'm excited that he's gotten something else, and so quickly too. There's a slight pay increase, so even a negative can turn out to be a positive.

Other than that, that's all I have to report. So, here are some pictures of our trip. I realized after I looked through them that there are a lot of pictures of rocks. They looked nice at the time, so enjoy them for what they are.


Romach said...

the pictures are beautiful buddy. Its such a lovely place.

Grrrowler said...

Thanks buddy. It was beautiful. I'm lucky to live in this part of the world.

Romach said...

And that picture of Anthony! Woofarama! He can make me breakfast, dinner and supper anytime!