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Back from camping

Roasted corn
Originally uploaded by Nikchick.
We had a good time. I've posted many photos. We

stopped at Carek's Meat Market to buy beef jerky
fell in the creek
set up the tents
played horseshoes
made quesadillas on a hot rock
fire roasted corn
listened to the Mariner's game
roasted marshmallows
threw around a football
explored the woods
found a ruined log cabin
couldn't see any stars, let alone shooting stars
learned our air mattress leaked
got rained on
packed up
stopped at The Old No 3 for chicken fried steak

All in all a pretty successful camping trip even if it did end with us getting rained on and having to leave early. We're damp, dirty, full of scratches and scrapes, smell like a campfire, and personally I'm glad to be back in my warm, dry house. We've vowed to try one more trip if we have good weather in September.

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Earlier this summer Jess was lamenting that he's been too busy to get out camping the last couple of years, breaking with a tradition that goes back to his teenhood. "We should go!" I enthused. The single time I've been camping here in Washington was with Jess (and several others of his now-scattered clan, including Patrick and Patricia, early in their relationship... they're two kids in and living in San Diego now but those were good times). "How about when Kate's back and Chris is in England?" I suggested. Miracle of miracles, that lined up with a free weekend for Jess as well.

I'm putting coffee in the thermos, sleeping bags and backpacks have been laid out and we have an abundance of tents. It's only overnight but it's going to be sunny and 75 degrees today, and tonight, well away from city lights, we should be able to see the Perseids meteor shower. Kate's bringing the telescope she got for her half-birthday and she's already loaded up her camelback. I think I'm just as excited as Kate.