Thursday, August 26, 2010

Roughing it?

When the girls were little we used to go camping quite a few times a year.  Now it seems to be just an annual thing for us.  I guess with everyone being adults and having jobs, it's harder to coordinate days off.

Last night Sara and I did most of the grocery shopping at Target and Safeway.  Today I went to Trader Joe's to get a few final things.  My goodness, I feel like we are bringing enough crap food to feed an army for a month!  I am bringing a different outfit for each day - one if it's cold, one if it's warm.  I have my running shoes and hydration pack and Garmin for running on the best of the best trails in the sierras.  I have a swim suit in case it's blazing hot.  I have gloves in case it's freezing.  And then of course Boomer has his own bag with food, treats, his blanket, jacket, leashes.  We have firewood galore, SIX gallon jugs of water, a case of diet soda.  Horseshoes, card games and a radio.  Keith's Dodge Ram 4-door pick-up will pull our tent trailer with our mountain bikes on top of that.  I could go on and on, but I won't.

You're welcome!

What I'm thinking is this appears to have gotten out of hand, the amount of stuff we bring to survive for three nights, less than three hours away from home.  Sheesh!

Is it just me thinking this or does everyone pack like this for camping?

Boy, I hope we didn't forget anything. 



Until later.............

11 comments:

Lisa said...

We used to camp frequently when the kids were little and were ready to go on a dime if we go the whim. Haven't been camping for a few years now and I think it would take at least a week for me to figure out what we would need and we'd STILL forget stuff.

HAVE FUN!!

Aka Alice said...

Sounds sorta like how I pack for a weekend in a hotel (I was going to say "except for the water" but to be honest, sometimes we bring bottled water along)

So, I'd say your good to go.

Have a great time!

Johann said...

We certainly pack like that. Add to that the fact that almost all camping trips include some race and all the running gear and things needed for race day is packed before anything else.

leslie said...

That's just the nature of camping. It's funny really, that you try to get away from it all AND try to recreate your family room, bedroom, and pantry in the process. (Well, at least we do!) Should be a great weekend to camp. Enjoy!

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds like you are so ready, have a great time!!!

LOL at Cindi, my idea of camping IS a hotel!

Runners Fuel said...

We usually bring as little as possible. I want to unload everything in 1 load. We prefer to go tent camping, so we can't bring that much. Sounds like you guys will have fun!!

Maureen said...

Enjoy your trip! Over packing is always better then not having something when you need it...definitely a better idea : )

Char said...

Wow - lots of organisation needed to camp. Maybe that's why I don't camp.

Stuart said...

lol I am not sure about camping but yes we have that kind of "stuff"!

2 adults, 2 kids and an Expedition and we need a roof box!

Oz Runner said...

that reminds me...i need to take my boys camping this fall...

Ewa said...

Next time go backpacking. That will surely make everyone rethink their load. :) This is how it is with us. Car camping means a truck full of stuff. Backpacking means bare minimum.

BTW,I wanted to let you know you got tagged. Check my blog. :)