Monday, July 28, 2008

Camping! (No "P"-related stuff)

Well, here's a fun story not revolving around the pregnancy.

My husband and I, we love outdoor adventure. We love to boat, hike, camp, SCUBA dive, fish, hunt, and so on. We love out-of-the-way places. For instance, we honeymooned on a small island(2000 acre) in the north-west coast of Scotland. Automobiles weren't even allowed on the island. We were in a secluded cottage and spend hours exploring and hiking the island, rowing to the ruinous castle nearby (and breaking in) out in the wild just loving the beauty of nature there. We also spend our one-year anniversary scratching the itch for a beach-vacation. But where did we choose? Why, the little island of Grenada of course! Very little tourism there (by Americans, more by Eurpean, though still not a lot), but an island with some beautifuly secluded beaches and a gorgeous and small "nature center" we stayed at (more like a resort, but you were left to do as you pleased and it only had about 12 rooms, so very intimate). Our idea of a great vacation always involves doing things that are a bit rustic or uncommon - possibly involving hiking through places others wouldn't venture, just for that "perfect" sunset view or to explore some intriguing spot.

So, this weekend we were to go to Savannah, just for Friday/Saturday. We were meeting up with J's brothers so they could deep-sea fish all Saturday while I enjoyed the beach and a good book! (I love to fish with him, but as our last trip I was over the side throwing-up the entire time, and cut short the fishing part by a few hours, it was deemed best by all that I not accompany them.) :) Ah, but guess where we stayed Friday night? Camping, primitave camping, in the Georgia heat (so like, 90 degrees and 80% humidity at night!). Just tents, sleeping bags, and a spiket of water not too far. It actually was pretty fun. Not comfortable, but fun nonetheless. As we lay in our tents that night, I couldn't keep myself from laughing out loud for a while, because the uncomfortable-ness of the situation. Who camps in that heat??? (Oh yeah, those wanting to spend only $6 on lodging at the beach, right!) And believe me, by the next morning, Starbucks Iced Chai in hand, as I sat on the beach at 8:30 with my book, I pretty much felt, "This is the Life!" Nevermind the 10+ mosquito bites I'd gotten breaking down camp that morning. It was well worth it!

So that, my friends, was my weekend. Pretty glorious. Now just a week until we go to a real vacation-house in Florida for 8 days on our pre-deployment get-away. Hard to look forward to, because it's the Beginning of the End. But I won't let that spoil the time, we will savor every minute.


Heather said...

Glad to hear you had such a good weekend!

Kenya said...

Sounds awesome. I'm so jealous.

Maria said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend, mosquito bites aside.

I probably would have been laughing too, I always laugh in uncomfortable or ridiculous (inappropriate) moments.

I bet your 8 day FL getaway is going to be great.

Maria said...

Your comment makes a lot of sense. Athletes foot and jock itch are definite symptoms of Candida. Once the baby arrives and your body's back on track, you could definitely start this stuff.

Email me if you want to talk more about it.

Kim said...

I give you major kudos, as I am an indoor girl.

I have been following your blog, but I haven't been a very good commenter lately. Sorry!


you are so brave!!!! glad you had fun!

Lori said...

Well, I'm late to this post, and I hope you are happily nearing the end of your 2nd trimester and that all went well with the NT scan and everything else.

Thanks for entering the M&Ms giveaway. We'll announce the winner next week, so check back. Of course, we'd love to have you as a regular reader, too!


Sunny said...

Wonderful news!!!