10.18.2010

Camping at Pace Bend

This weekend we went camping with some friends of ours at a beautiful park called Pace Bend in Austin.  The boys got started setting up the tent:  


 The guys had to use rocks to put the stakes in since we forgot a hammer!


While the girls built a fire (mad props to Lauren and her ridiculous fire building skills) and got the hot dog roast started!

Julie and Jaxon roasting a hot dog 



We roasted hot dogs, ate smores, and laughed about the loud drunk weirdos that were camping a few hundred feet from us.  It was a great time. :)

I was a little worried about how it would turn out since I haven't been sleeping that well in my normal pillowtop mattress bed at home. Let's just say Dave and I need to invest in some sleeping bags!! We were freezing! We brought a huge down blanket and another thick flannel blanket, slept in our thickest PJs with hoodie sweatshirts over top. I even slept with ear muffs and a thick scarf, and it wasn't enough!  It is not summer anymore here in Austin!

The Next Morning:

Maybe someone should have taken the lighter fluid away from me...

Goodbye Pace Bend

4 comments:

Aaron, Bri, and Aizley said...

I have to give you props. I am way to chicken to go camping right now. The sleeping in a tent just sounds way to uncomfortable to me. Looks like you had a great time.

Kirsten said...

We would recommend Big Agnes sleeping bags. We got awesome -30 degree bags for about $170 each (which is amazing for a sleeping bag that warm!). Plus it's a Colorado company, which we love.

:)

Anonymous said...

kinda surprised she knew how to start a fire!

Erin said...

Man I read the title of yoru post and I was like "she went camping?! I cant sleep on my mattress" and then I got further down and saw you were having the same issues. Props for being a good sport though, I would have said heck no!