Summer Vacation Day 2

20 Jul

After our first day camping, we woke up early to go fishing at another campsite 45 minutes away, but my husband changed his mind at the last minute and we decided to wait until we got to our next destination to figh. It was so cold outside that all I could think of to do was go back to bed and bundle up. Yes, I was awake for about an hour and took my first nap of the day. This was obviously a theme for this camping trip…

After my nap, we packed up our stuff and headed north. We wanted to stop at a restaurant for lunch and Cathy had recommended (the first of many recommendations from her) called Nepenthe in Big Sur.

This is the view from where we ate. They have these bars set up outside so everyone has a spectacular view with no obstructions. The food was just ok, but very pricy, which I know is because of the location.

There was some free entertainment, though! At one point during lunch, this guy swooped down from a tree and stole a bunch of splenda packets from the person sitting next to me.

It was hilarious and a bit freaky.

After lunch, we headed to our next camping spot, Pfeiffer State Park. I asked my husband to pick a spot with big trees, and I got them!

Sadly, my husband found out there was no fishing allowed in the river that ran through the campground, or any other river or stream in the area.

After setting up camp and yet another nap (I know, I know, get over it), we made another fabulous dinner.

Grilled shrimp, filet mignon, green beans, corn, and garlic bread. Oh, and the best wine EVER, Daou Celestus. We bought this one on my birthday wine tasting trip at a free tasting that was set up in our hotel. Best score of the trip.

After dinner, we had a bit of fun with some sparklers since we didn’t see any fireworks on the 4th.

I know, only YOU can prevent forest fires… sorry Smokey. We were careful, I promise.

Next was the most important part of camping: s’mores! My husband has perfected the process: get a piece of foil and put two halves of a graham cracker on it, place a piece of chocolate on each graham – we used chocolate filled with caramel one night and chocolate filled with peanut butter another night – and put the foil on the grill. Let it get melty and delicious while you toast your marshmallow to your heart’s content.

Complete the sandwich and enjoy.


What’s your favorite part of camping?

4 Responses to “Summer Vacation Day 2”

  1. Angela July 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    YUM all around!xo,A

  2. Jakeandjess July 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Delish! I've always wanted to camp in Big Sur. Vicariously living through you now.

  3. Morgan July 21, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Looks like a great camping trip! We've never stayed at Pfeiffer State Park, but Ventana Campground is our favorite in the area (spot #22 is the best creek side spot). We've also stayed at the Ripplewood Cabins, but I'd love to try Pfeiffer if we ever make it back to the west coast for camping.Oh, and Napenthe is way better for dinner! Or maybe it's just the sunset that makes what you get for the price better? šŸ™‚

  4. Carisa Ohr October 11, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    i really love to go out on campings since it is a great activity to spend your day. you meet a lot of friends too. :;;:,

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