Friday, April 24, 2009

Getting the Tent Set Up

There was originally supposed to be another couple sharing a campsite with us for the weekend, but they had to back out. They still loaned us their awesome (read: HUGE) tent. I mean, Aaron could stand up in it huge. I mean, fit the queen sized air mattress, a folding chair, and the dog crate in it huge. Plus a "foyer" for the ice chest and a safe place to stash the other chairs! Which, the same couple loaned us.

SO, if all had gone according to plan we would have gotten down to San Diego around 6 or 6:30, with plenty of daylight for setting up tent (that we have never set up before). Um, when do things go according to plan, anyway? No. We got there around 8 or 8:30. It was dark. Our dog was excited and had to be contained on her leash from a few feet away so she wouldn't grab a pole and run with it.

This is where my thankfulness comes in: Dan Houghton and Dante Avila, husbands of a couple of my friends from Flipside, helped Aaron put up our little home away from home. Seriously, so so so thankful for them and their willingness to patiently put up with a couple of camping newbies to put up a complex tent. In the dark.

:) Those guys rock. I'm sure without them Aaron and I would have been sleeping in the bed of the truck Friday night, and would not have been very happy with each other in the end, either. They really saved the day.

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