Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Weekend Camping Trip at the Coast!

Sunday night after I got off of work Josh and I headed to the Coast to meet my family for a few days of camping! :)

The campground! Our motor home is in the very back.
On Monday morning when we got up my Dad and his friends were de-shelling and prepping the abalone that they dove for the previous day.
After they were done, the water was too rough for them to go diving, so we went in to Mendocino for the day! We had a yummy lunch at a Brewing company!
My dad got a 10 beer sampler, he was pretty excited
The view of Mendocino
And of course we got some yummy locally made ice cream cones!
DOUBLE SCOOP!
Then the boys and I went for a walk along the coastline! They were being nerdy photogs
Joshy and I!
We found a super cute heart shaped puddle!
After our super sweet walk we headed home and had BBQ tacos with everyone by the campfire!

As a side note: my parents brought our 3 labs camping, and when we went back to the motor home after the camp fire the dogs were all sleeping and Bo was snoring SO LOUD! haha I had to video it!


The next morning we woke up to Mom making a delicious breakfast feast!

Then my Dad, his friends, and my brother suited up to go abalone diving!

It was such a clear day!

the guys floating out
They are the tiny dots way out by the rocks
After their dive they came back in and we had a BBQ for lunch! Then Josh and I made the trek back home because alas I had work to get back to, boo!

It was SO nice to have two days off in a row, even NICER to spend it with my family, and even more GREAT was that I got to get some camping in too! :) Such a perfect few days off!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

-Katie

11 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks and sounds like you guys had a great time. Can I just say how much I love that picture of your dad. I started laughing so hard because it reminded me of Billy Mays!

Steph said...

Looks absolutely beautiful. Glad you had such a good time.

Lil' Woman said...

Sounds and looks like a good time and that heart puddle is too cute!

Jamie Pickle said...

Looks like you had great weather!! It is so pretty up there.

Erin said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I love the heart shaped puddle:)

Jules said...

It looks like a great family trip and that is quite the beer sampler at the brewing company. I think it’s really cool that your dad goes diving and actually caught some of the food that you ate. Is abalone a type of fish? I’m not familiar with it.

Love the photo of you and Josh by the water and the heart shaped puddle. It’s little things that bring a smile to my face like that :)

The labs sleeping and snoring on each other is too precious!

Sarah Ann said...

I'm so jealous. I miss camping! My last trip was 4th of July last year and it was too short and too long ago!
Mendocino is so cute isn't it? I love all of their little shops. I'm curious which campground you were in. Last time I went there with my parents we stayed in a little place just off Caspar(er?) Beach. It was sweet but I like Anchor Bay better!

Jon and Steph said...

Wow, incredibly gorgeous! It looks like you guys had so much fun! I loved the video of the dogs snoring... too cute ;) Glad you had a nice two days off camping!!

Maryellen said...

Very very cool! I love that you took a picture of the heart shaped puddle. I would have done that too.

:)

sanjeet said...

Glad you had such a good time.
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Cole said...

Pictures look beautiful. Makes me want to travel. Cute blog!

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