Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oh what were we thinking...

To start off, I hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend! During this past week, some friends and I were talking about how much fun it would be to spend the night on the beach because of the long weekend break. So yesterday while Phil was at school, I packed up the air mattress, a couple blankets and some marshmallows and went on my way. Since we didn't want to buy a tent, we thought up the great idea of just putting the air mattress in the bed of the truck. (why not, dad does it all the time). I met Phil and the rest of the group down in Corpus Christi and found a great spot to set up camp. We made our tin foil dinners, and blew up the mattress and I laid a blanket over it so it wouldn't blow away. (Being next to the ocean can be REALLY windy). We spent the next few hours eating our delicious food, roasting marshmallows, and hunting for ghost shrimp. Midnight rolls around and Phil and I decide its time to go to bed. I grab the pillows and blanket that goes over us out of the truck and hop into bed. To our surprise the bed was soaking wet, okay I'm exaggerating but it was pretty wet, from all the humidity in the air. Awesome...we get into bed anyways because our pillows and other blanket weren't wet and can't even fall asleep if we tried because people were still up talking. By the time everyone was in their tents, the wind had picked up and our pillows and blanket were soaking wet. It had gotten so cold that we put the covers over our head and were snuggling just to keep warm. We got to sleep for an hour or two until I heard someone getting into the car next to us, I peek my head out and realize its RAINING! I wake up Phil right away and we were back on the road in less than 10 min. When we got home at 6am later, and went straight to sleep til 11:30am Thats what we get for trying to be social I guess. Oh and not to mention I was in board shorts and a thin sweatshirt. So I'm sure it doesn't measure up to my family's camping trip a couple weeks ago but it was quite the experience. Heres a few pictures to document the occasion



6 comments:

BJ and Alexis Gremillion said...

Well I say you get an A for effort! That is a pretty funny story actually. BJ and I were just talking about going camping next weekend but then decided we don't have any friends to go with. So I have a solution to both our problems...you guys just move back here and then we can go camping together and it will be warm and it is so not humid here! Perfect huh?!!

Ben and Shawneen said...

Your right it dosn't even come close to our hellish night of camping, but I am seeing a pattern. We need to learn from our mistakes and keep our butts in our own beds! Will we ever learn...probably not. Its the Smith way.

aimee said...

oh man that is a awesome story! i cant wait for you to come down! it will be so much fun! me and brandon will have a couple to hang out with us! if you will have us....

Marshall and Dana said...

Yea, add a couple of crying, freezing, kids and then you might be able to compare to our crappy trip. I am bound and determined to have a good camping trip so maybe when you guys are down for the summer we will try again.

Andie said...

Oh YES, can't wait for you guys to come down and do camping the Smith way...hee, hee! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Ohh jeez, that's a horror story if I ever heard one. You should hop over to The Sportsman's Guide and buy a cheapo tent, at the very least something to keep you dry! Here is a link to their camping page. If you wait until Black Friday they're having a sale. I hope this helps! Hopefully you have a better trip next time =)