I have been looking forward to this weekend for about a month, ever since I booked the camp site. I love camping. And since I missed out on the annual camping trip with the fiance’s family, I was super excited to have a trip of my own. My best friend and I tried to get a group of our old college friends together for this camping trip, but unfortunately, most of them couldn’t make it. So it was just me, my best friend, one of our college friends, and one of her high school friends. Which was perfect because the campsite would only allow 4 people. And the pup too.
I found a camp site on the Russian River, which is right by where I went to college. My best friend and I went to the river one year for 4th of July and had the best time, which is what made us want to plan this trip. So Friday afternoon I packed up my car with my tent and all my camping gear and met up with everyone else halfway. We switched cars to one of the guy’s 5-seater trucks so we could all ride together and stopped at Safeway to get all our food. Then we hopped back in the car and headed up to the river.
First thing we did when we got to the campsite was set up all our stuff. Our campsite was pretty big, but we were surrounded by a playground and lots of screaming kids. We set up our tents in a little barricade around our site to keep the kids out. After everything was set up we decided to get dinner cooking since none of us had eaten lunch. For dinner we had BBQ chicken, corn on the cob and salad. It was delicious. Then we decided to do some exploring of the campground. We walked through the campground to scope out which sites we would want for next time. Then we found the path to the beach so we walked down and hung out at the river for a bit. Once it got too cold, we headed back to camp to start a fire. The rest of the evening was pretty relaxing, we played some card games and made s’mores. The fiance ended up coming late after work, so we stayed up until he got there and then we all went to bed.
Saturday we got up early, made some breakfast, and packed up for the beach. We carried all our stuff to the beach and spent the entire day at the river. We couldn’t have gotten better weather that day. We floated down the river a bit, people watched all the canoes going by, and played some drinking games on the beach. It was the perfect summer day. Once the sun started to set we decided to head back to camp and start dinner. We ate sausage and bell pepper sandwiches. After dinner we played a few games and made s’mores again. I think being in the sun all day tired me out because I went to bed early that night.
Sunday we all got up early, made breakfast, and packed up camp. I can’t believe how fast that weekend went by. The cars were all packed and we headed for home. The first thing I did when I got home was give the dog a bath and give myself a bath. After that it was time to unload the car and do some laundry. It was such a fun weekend getaway, and it makes me want to go camping again. There’s something about being surrounded by trees, actually being able to see the stars at night, and not having cell service that is so relaxing. I’m hoping I can squeeze in one more camping trip before the summer is over.